Note: When the factors causing beriberi are properly addressed, the condition usually starts to resolve within a few days to one week depending on the severity of the deficiency B1 and the severity of the symptoms.
Diet: Eat foods rich in thiamine and other B vitamins such as brown rice, whole grains, raw fruits and vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables, legumes, seeds, nuts, and yogurt. Drinking excessive liquids (more than one glass) with meals may wash out thiamine and other B vitamins. Also avoid raw fish.
Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy® for generalized stress (four drops in a half-glass of water). Sip frequently, then repeat. Single flower essences are helpful to ease emotional discomfort and stress from physical condition.
Homeopathy: Sulfur can help ease the symptoms of beriberi.
Nutritional Supplementation: For cases of mild symptoms, take thiamine (30 mg a day in divided doses). For severe symptoms, take thiamine (30-100 mg per day in divided doses), along with vitamin B complex, a multivitamin and multimineral complex, and vitamin C.
In extremely severe conditions of beriberi, with symptoms such as severe cardiac and mental dysfunction, such as in cardiovascular beriberi or Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (marked reduction of blood flow to the head with dramatic symptoms), B1 needs to be given by injection, 50-100 mg two times daily. See a physician immediately if you suffer from such symptoms.
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