beriberi photo beriberi - a disease caused by a deficiency in the human body thiamine (vitamin B1), which contributes to the normal course of lipid and carbohydrate metabolism.Thiamine deficiency leads to the fact that the blood begins to accumulate human pyruvic acid with a marked increase in its concentration in the nervous system.The consequence of what is happening biochemical metabolic disorders is an acute lesion of the midbrain (Wernicke's encephalopathy) or damage to the nervous system (polyneuritis).Beriberi mainly develops in people, in the daily diet dominated shell devoid of rice and some other crops.

Currently, the disease is relatively rare, but more recently entire families or even villages, where the main food staple was polished white rice, were subjected to this rapidly progressive severe disease.However, despite the fact that the niche days beriberi is rare, the consequences of this disease are very serious.Therefore, you should carefully monitor the adequacy of the revenues fro

m food into the body of thiamine (vitamin B1).

Causes of beriberi - insufficient intake of vitamin B1 and violation of assimilation by the body of vitamin B1

beriberi - symptoms

Symptoms of the disease vary and are directly dependent on which of the systems of the human body has undergone shock: nervousor cardiovascular.There are two varieties of the disease: wet and dry beriberi.The wet form is accompanied by swelling and affects the cardiovascular system and dry beriberi often leads to exhaustion and affects the nervous system.

Symptoms of wet beriberi - shortness of breath, swelling of the pleural area, increased heart rate, fatigue, pain and swelling in the legs.

Symptoms of dry beriberi - vomiting, nystagmus (uncontrolled eye movement), slurred speech, discomfort and pain, paralysis, problems with logical thinking and memory, numbness, tingling and other unusual sensations in the arms and legs, loss of coordination,difficulty walking

beriberi - treatment

treatment of this disease must pass under the supervision of a physician and is to bring the body's level of vitamin B1 (thiamine) to normal.

2-3 p.daily shows intramuscular injection 5% solution of thiamine chloride.Also shown intramuscular amidopirina, dipyrone, 1% solution of nicotinic acid (at the rate of 125-150 ml), 1 ml of 0.05% solution of neostigmine (20-25 injections).

addition of drugs shows vitaminized diet, physical therapy (physiotherapy, massage, conifer-salt bath, ultraviolet irradiation, currents Bernard).Along with the treatment of the measures that eliminate the symptoms of defeat of the food channel.

Possible complications of the disease beriberi: psychotic conditions, neurological problems, loss of consciousness, coma, heart failure.

To minimize the likelihood of developing this disease should eat foods high in thiamine, and minimize the risk alcohol consumption, asnamely chronic alcohol intoxication promotes vitamin deficiency B1

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