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Is vitamin b1 deficiency something that leads to a bigger hangover?

Is vitamin b1 deficiency something that leads to a bigger hangover?

Probably: This hasn't been well-researched but is probably the case. Regular heavy alcohol use is associated with b1 deficiency which can cause alcohol-related brain damage.B1 plays a role in metabolizing alcohol. Many people have found that taking b complex vitamins reduces hangover symptoms.However, hangover is a sign of toxicity from excess alcohol use; i strongly advise limiting alcohol to 2 drinks/day. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Vitamin B1 (Definition)

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Is vitamin b1 deficiency something that leads to a bigger hangover?

Probably: This hasn't been well-researched but is probably the case. Regular heavy alcohol use is associated with b1 deficiency which can cause alcohol-related brain damage.B1 plays a role in metabolizing alcohol. Many people have found that taking b complex vitamins reduces hangover symptoms.However, hangover is a sign of toxicity from excess alcohol use; i strongly advise limiting alcohol to 2 drinks/day. ...Read more

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Hi drs.....What are the signs that indicate some one has B12 deficiency ?Do vitamin b1+b6+b12 deficiency have the same signs as B12 deficiency ?

Hi drs.....What are the signs that indicate some one has B12 deficiency ?Do vitamin b1+b6+b12 deficiency have the same signs as B12 deficiency ?

Get checked: Glad you asked. B1 deficiency is rare in people on a diet anywhere close to normal, and b6 deficiency is even less familiar to medicine. B12 deficiency, by contrast, is famously subtle. It is likely to be relatively low in your diet if you're a vegetarian, and several common illnesses prevent its being absorbed through the gut. Simply feeling unwell or slowed mentally precedes the numb fingers. ...Read more

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How long does it take, with supplements, to recover from a vitamin b deficiency (b1 or other) ? ballpark

How long does it take, with supplements, to recover from a vitamin b deficiency (b1 or other) ? ballpark

Everyone : Is different. And depending on how severe the deficiency. Could take weeks to months. The body can only absorb certain amounts. So the correction will take time ...Read more

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Is there a way to be deficient in vitamin b1?

Is there a way to be deficient in vitamin b1?

Yes: It' s rare to be deficient in thiamine, but alcoholics, people with crohn' s disease, anorexia, and those undergoing kidney dialysis may be deficient. Symptoms of thiamine deficiency are fatigue, irritability, depression and abdominal discomfort. More acutely, you can see confusion, ataxia, and eye movement paralysis. Without rapid treatment, the person can become comatose, and ultimately die. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat someone with vitamin b1?

Is there a way to treat someone with vitamin b1?

Yes it is possible: In one study, people with congestive heart failure who were given 200 mg of vitamin b1 intravenously for one week showed improvements on their echocardiograms, suggesting that vitamin b1 might be useful for people with heart disease. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for vitamin b1 overdose?

What is the treatment for vitamin b1 overdose?

Very rare: Vitamin b1, which is frequently called thiamine, is part of the b complex of water-soluble vitamins required for proper nutrition. Because vitamin b1 is water soluble, taking too much of it means the excess is flushed from the body in urine. As a result, overdosing on vitamin b1 is extremely rare.Iv fluids induce vomitting, gastric lavage. ...Read more

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Does vitamin b1 supplement have any side effects?

Does vitamin b1 supplement have any side effects?

Hardly any: Thiamine, vitamin b1 is extremely safe and well tolerated. Some might occasionally experience stomach upset from it, especially if taken on an empty stomach. It will turn urine yellow and give a strong "b vitamin" odor. You can't really be allergic to b1 per se, but may be allergic to some pills containing b1 if sensitive to the additives or preservatives or source of it. ...Read more

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Does korsakoff's syndrome result from heavy drinking with poor absorbtion of vitamin b1 or is that something else?

Yes AND: Alcoholism results in poor nutrition with poor absorption as well as increased utilization. All these factors can result in deficiency and all have been implicated in the development of korsakoff's syndrome. If you know someone with a drinking problem, encourage them to go to an open meeting of aa. They have the best long term results for sobriety and health. ...Read more

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What is vitamin b1 usually prescribed for?

What is vitamin b1 usually prescribed for?

Many things: Thiamine (vitamin b1) is an essential nutrient for many bodily functions & plays a key role in converting food into energy. It can improve energy, help memory, prevent alzheimer's, support cardiac health, improve appetite & digestion, be helpful for diabetics & protect against the harmful effects of alcohol on the brain.See http://www.Vitamins-supplements.Org/vitamin-b1-thiamine.Php for more info. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Thiamine (Definition)

Thiamine, also called Vitamin B1, is a nutrient that ...Read more