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Doctor insights on: Vitamin B1 Deficiency Symptoms In Adults

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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. Heidi Fowler
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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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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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What type of symptoms could one expect after being deprived of vitamin b1 for several years?

What type of symptoms could one expect after being deprived of vitamin b1 for several years?

Fatigue/stress: Isolated Vit B1 (Thiamine) deficiency is rare, but may cause the following symptoms: Headache Nausea Fatigue Irritability Depression Abdominal discomfort. Pl see attached link for an overview. In case of true deficiency, pl rely on your physician for authentic replacement with a reliable brand. Feel better! ...Read more

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Is it ok if i take 300 mgs vitamin b1 every day?

Yes: That is a fairly high dose but doses this high have been used in several research studies showing benefits in microalbuminuria in type 2 diabetes, congestive heart failure ; biotin-responsive basal ganglion disease showing this dose to be safe- see http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/vitamins/thiamin/ thiamine is considered non-toxic but few conditions seem to require such high doses. ...Read more

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Does vitamin b1 turn urine brown?

Does vitamin b1 turn urine brown?

B vitamins: B vitamins do darken the urine, but tend to make the urine more yellow and fluorescent than brown. Drink more water. ...Read more

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Can vitamin b1 be used as an insect repellant?

Can vitamin b1 be used as an insect repellant?

Natural bug repeller: Vitamin b1, thiamine, has been reported to change the body odor making humans less appealing to insects. The minimal data is old and not well controlled, so i can not vouch for it's truth. ...Read more

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Why is it that detox patients get vitamin b1 shots?

Prevent Wernicke's: If someone is thiamine-deficient and they get a load of carbohydrate, this can precipitate hemorrhage into the brain that will paralyze their eyes, make them stagger, and end up permanently brain-damaged. An injection on entry if we think you have been drinking. ...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?

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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