Beriberi is a nutritional disorder caused by low levels of thiamine (vitamin B1), also known as thiamine deficiency. Deficiency of vitamin B1 can lead to lasting damage in the nervous system and heart.
If you can take foods rich in thiamine, your chances of developing beriberi are low. Recent Days, beriberi mostly occurs in people with an alcoholic disorder. Beriberi can be seen in women who have extreme nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (hyperemesis gravidarum), in people with AIDS, and after bariatric surgery. It is common in parts of southeast Asia, where white rice is the main food. In the United States, beriberi is primarily seen in people with chronic alcoholism.
Beriberi is divided into four categories as follows:
The main cause of beriberi is low intake of thiamine. This disease is very rare in regions with access to vitamin-enriched foods, such as certain breakfast cereals and breads. Beriberi is most common in regions of the world where the diet includes unenriched, processed white rice, which only has a tenth of the amount of thiamine as brown rice.
Wet beriberi symptoms include:
Dry beriberi symptoms include:
Although it is very rare in developed countries, you may further reduce your risk of developing beriberi by:
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