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A 38-year-old member asked:

What could symptoms of severe weight loss, heart palpitations, stomach pain, and respiratory distress signify?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 29 years experience
Thyroid, beri beri: Beri-beri is due to a vitamin deficiency and can cause heart palpitations weight loss, congestive heart failure and respiratory distress. Hyperthyroidism could also cause a lot of these symptoms. You should see a doctor where they could check your blood thyroid levels.
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