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What is vitamin b1 prescribed for?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Thiamine

Vitamin b1, also known as thiamin, was first isolated as a coenzyme that plays an important role in energy metabolism. Like the other b vitamins, vitamin b1 helps to support the nervous system in addition to its role in releasing energy from nutrients in food.
Vitamin b1 is also thought to help regulate appetite.

In brief: Thiamine

Vitamin b1, also known as thiamin, was first isolated as a coenzyme that plays an important role in energy metabolism. Like the other b vitamins, vitamin b1 helps to support the nervous system in addition to its role in releasing energy from nutrients in food.
Vitamin b1 is also thought to help regulate appetite.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Thiamine is also needed for chronic alcoholics who have Wernicke's encephalopathy -- characterized by mental confusion, ophthalmoplegia, and gait ataxia. It can also happen in prolonged starvation, hyperemesis gravidarum, HIV, and after some bariatric surgery.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Beriberi

B1 is thiamine and a deficiency causes a disease called beriberi (2 types).
Symptoms of dry beriberi include: difficulty walking, loss of feeling in hands and feet, loss of muscle function, mental confusion/speech difficulties, pain, nystagmus, tingling, vomiting wet beriberi include: awakening at night short of breath, increased heart rate, shortness of breath with activity, swelling lower legs.

In brief: Beriberi

B1 is thiamine and a deficiency causes a disease called beriberi (2 types).
Symptoms of dry beriberi include: difficulty walking, loss of feeling in hands and feet, loss of muscle function, mental confusion/speech difficulties, pain, nystagmus, tingling, vomiting wet beriberi include: awakening at night short of breath, increased heart rate, shortness of breath with activity, swelling lower legs.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Dr. Steven Charlap
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