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Signs of Vitamin B1 Deficiency

Friday, 12 Nov 2010 03:14 PM

Vitamin B1 (thiamine), also known as aneurin, prevents severe eye fatigue and neurodegeneration. A Vitamin B1 deficiency can be caused by a number of factors and diseases such as alcoholism, HIV, vomiting and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Listed below are the top signs of deficiency of vitamin B1:
  • You may have a chronic disease such as beriberi, which is a neurological and cardiovascular disease. Wet beriberi has been associated with cardiovascular disease and is one of the most chronic symptoms of the deficiency of Vitamin B1. Dry beriberi affects both the cardiovascular as well as the nervous system.
  • Brain abnormalities are also one of the common signs of deficiency of vitamin B1. These abnormalities include the Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, which causes various difficulties including eye problems, difficulty walking, and general confusion. In severe cases, this could result in a coma and even death.
  • Deficiency of vitamin B1 in breastfeeding mothers may cause infants to partially lose their voice.
Numerous food sources of vitamin B1 exist. These include vegetables such as cauliflower, beans, carrots, and beetroot. In addition, rice, wheat, and nuts also contain vitamin B1.

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