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Normal Thiamine Levels
I have wernickes (due to malnutrition not drinking) been on thiamine for 20 months, dr says my levels are normal but still ataxic, is this permanent?
It could be.: All the damage may not be reversible. ...Read more
Please help! What is the association between metabolic acidosis caused by high levels of lactate with thiamine deficiency?
Possible mitochon-: Rial disorder. Thiamine-vitamin B1-is a cofactor for energy production, which occurs primarily in mitochondria. When mitochondria become sick, anaerobic metabolism occurs, producing lactic acid. The most recognized cause of thiamine deficiency is alcohol. Thiamine is destroyed by sulfites which are used commonly by the food industry for preservatives. I suggest a clinical genetics consultation ...Read more
Why?: I am wondering about this question. A low-zinc diet is sometimes prescribed for pompholyx though it's difficult and relatively ineffective, but if someone has told you to limit your intake of thiamine, you are receiving bizarre and inappropriate advice. There may be a misunderstanding, if so, write back. ...Read more
Truncated question: Thiamine-deficient diets in real life are seen only in famine / starvation and in people who are intoxicated for weeks at a time. They get brain and nerve damage and the heart eventually fails. I'm sorry the question was truncated even if it was homework; if someone's diagnosed you with thiamine deficiency on a normal diet, consider a phone call to your district attorney. Good luck. ...Read more
Wife is ill and bed ridden. She has a lot going on and nothing seems to help. Had whole blood thiamine test, its 50nmol/L, how serious is this?
Many problems but...:
Normal levels are 74-222; low thiamine can cause many problems including fatigue, weakness, low appetite, poor memory etc.- see https://draxe. Com/thiamine-deficiency/
This is easily corrected with a good B-complex. I advise seeing an integrative Dr. Evaluate for other nutrient deficiencies, heavy metal toxicity, food allergies, chronic infections like parasites and Lyme, thyroid/adrenal dysfunction. ...Read more
DANGER: Replacing any of your b vitamins (especially in high dose) without ensuring an adequate intake of all your b vitamins can result in an overall deficiency of the ones not replaced. This is because the b vitamins often work in concert. Driving pathways that require b1 that also require b2/b3 can create a relative deficiency. Having too many members of the brass section can drown out the strings. ...Read more
For withdrawal: Heavy alcohol use can deplete thiamine, an essential B vitamin. It's essential to give thiamine during withdrawal. But thus is not treatment for alcohol dependence, but an aspect of the treatment. Other medications in conjunction with psychological treatment and support groups are important treatment modalities. ...Read more
Dairy, fruits, why?:
I'm not sure why you want to know this, as I know of no reason to avoid the essential nutrient thiamine (except slow suicide?).
The richest food sources of vitamin b1 are brewer’s or nutritional yeast, brown rice, egg yolks, fish, legumes, liver, nuts, peas, poultry, rice bran, dulse, kelp, spirulina, wheat germ & whole grains. Alcohol, dairy and fruits have relatively low amounts. Why avoid b1? ...Read more
I commend you for your desire for Good Health!
Thiamin acts as a cofactor for the metabolism of carbohydrates, helping turn starch and sugar into the energy our bodies need, and plays an important role in nerve transmission.
Riboflavin coenzymes play major role in energy production, cellular function, growth and metabolism of fats, drugs, and steroid. ...Read more
My 64 yr old father, recently diagnosed with wernike korsakuff syndrome, is it too late for thiamine?
Yes: I'm sorry about your Dad. There was nothing you could have done to prevent this. Give him as much care now as you reasonably can. ...Read more
The reseach show it:
Help, researchers at the university of punjab and sheik zaid hospital, discovered that high oral doses of thiamine can significantly decrease the excretion of Albumin and actually reverse early kidney disease in type 2 diabetics. Thiamine has also been shown to be helpful in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy.
Learn more: http://www. Naturalnews. Com/025136_thiamine_. ...Read more
Weight: Please see your doctor about your weight. He/she will likely do some testing to make sure all is well w/hormones such as thyroid. After that, you can bulk up a little by working out at a gym and eating higher protein. Ask doc about these things also. Above all, like yourself no matter what your weight. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is it unlikely i'll make a full recovery? I was diagnosed with wernicke's after thiamine deficiency in march 2011
No: Wernicke´s is temporary as long you stop drinking. ...Read more
Neuron protection: Thiamine of vitamin b1 is an essential co factor in glucose metabolism so that if a person does not have adequate amount and a glucose load is given it can cause neuro toxicity manifested as delirium and occular abnormalities as seen in alcoholics being refed in the hospital. This is called wernick, korsakov syndrome. Diabetics with borderline nutrtional reserve could develop the same problem. ...Read more
Thiamine: Taking thiamine (Vitamin B1) is safe during pregnancy and only needs to be taken once a day in the prenatal vitamin. In women with vitamin deficiency due to severe malnutrition (this is rare in the United States) a higher dose may be recommended. This should ONLY be done in pregnancy if doctor has checked levels and they are shown to be low. So once a day is fine. ...Read more
Is it true Thiamine is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor (seen a couple of studies) and if so, could it be helpful in idiopathic intracranial hypertensio?
Maybe: The science is a bit sketchy, and mostly Internet based, which does cast suspicion on validity, but seems to be some possible mechanisms by thiamine on CO2 metabolism. If pseudo tumor is present, would certainly try Diamox (acetazolamide) or glycerol, but would not hurt to add thiamine (vitamin B-1), but would not use B-1 exclusively, as I am not convinced of its efficacy. ...Read more
I've read studies that high doses of thiamine can be as effective as acetezolomide in terms of Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. True? I have IIH.
Maybe so: I can confirm that I have also read studies that suggest that thiamine is a significant carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. Considering the seriousness of the condition that you are treating, you should probably stick with the known effect of diamox (acetazolamide). However, you could discuss this with your treating physician. ...Read more
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