Thiamine: I've been reading with interest this... - Headway

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I've been reading with interest this article, I discovered on the internet.

I was slightly disconcerted to read how easily it is to fall fowl, in hospital.

Any comments?

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osidge the idea of giving b1 to patients in hospital is to ease the effects of alcohol while they are in hospital.

   when i had my stroke i was given it despite the fact i didnt have an alcohol problem

Hi Scruffycat,

I have spoken  with a lady who had received treatment for severe morning sickness during pregnancy in hospital. She was also exhibiting typical neurological symptoms .  A  locum suggested possible thiamine deficiency, although blood levels were not tested.She was given tablets to take home. She continues to suffer from some long term symptoms. The solution - put  down as Functional Neurological Disorder and ignore. Seems like it is pot luck as to whether this is recognised  by medics, in cases other than alcohol related,  in a timely manner, or at all : (

Angela x

i take it everyday for two reasons good for nervous system and it keeps mosquitoes away but not all they do not like it in your blood and if you get a bite it is less severe

thiamine defiiciency comes from many sources, lack of nutrition when you're in hospital. For me, the important one, was the body's lack of amino acids.

Can this lead to heart failure?

One of the first features of thiamine deficiency is a rise in lactic acid and then other changes including decline in the activity of dependent enzyme transketolase, which is needed for carbohydrate as well as lipid and amino acid metabolism and the maintenance of the protective myelin nerve sheaths.

The mineral magnesium is an important co-factor for thiamine-dependent enzymes and nerve conduction and sometimes co-existing deficiency limits the response to the correction of thiamine deficiency.  



Autonomic neuropathy

Autonomic neuropathy is a group of symptoms that occur when there is damage to the nerves that manage every day body functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, sweating, bowel and bladder emptying, and digestion.

Your autonomic nervous system is the part of your nervous system that controls involuntary actions, such as the beating of your heart and the widening or narrowing of your blood vessels. When something goes wrong in this system, it can cause serious problems, including

Blood pressure problems

Heart problems

Trouble with breathing and swallowing

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Autonomic nervous system disorders can occur alone or as the result of another disease, such as Parkinson's disease, alcoholism and diabetes. Problems can affect either part of the system, as in complex regional pain syndromes, or all of the system. Some types are temporary, but many worsen over time. When they affect your breathing or heart function, these disorders can be life-threatening.


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