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Glossary for Beriberi

  • Alcoholism: Alcoholism is the compulsive urge to drink alcohol despite knowing the negative impact on one's health.
  • Alzheimer's Disease: Dementia-causing brain disease mostly in seniors and the elderly.
  • Avitaminosis: A group of diseases caused by the deficiency of one or more vitamins e.g. Beriberi (thiamine deficiency), rickets (Vitamin D deficiency), pellagra (niacin deficiency), pernicious anemia (Vitamin B12), bleeding (vitamin K deficiency) and night blindness (avitaminosis A). Symptoms depend on the type and degree of vitamin deficiency. Lack of various vitamins can affect just about every part of the body including the nervous system.
  • Blepharoptosis: Droopy upper eyelid. The condition may be caused by such things as stroke, brain tumor, diabetes and myasthenia gravis.
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Heart complications: Any complication that relates to the heart
  • Heart failure: Slow failure of the heart (cardiac insufficiency).
  • Irritability: Excessive feelings of annoyance or frustration.
  • Kwashiorkor: A malnutrition state that is produced by severe protein deficiency
  • Limb symptoms: Symptoms affecting the limbs
  • Muscle aches: Aches affecting one or more muscles
  • Muscle weakness: A condition which is characterized by an inability of the muscles to function at their full strenght
  • Nystagmus: Involuntary jerky eye movements
  • Peripheral neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy is the term for damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of the nerve or from the side-effects of systemic illness.
  • Poor appetite: Loss or reduction in appetite for food
  • Thiamine deficiency: Dietary deficiency of vitamin B1 (thiamine)
  • Tiredness: Feeling tired either physically or mentally
  • Vitamin deficiency: When there is any deficiency of vitamins in the body


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