What is beriberi?

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Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

A severe deficiency of thiamine results in a condition known as beriberi. Beriberi is characterized by extreme loss of appetite, congestive heart failure, water retention, psychosis (disorientation, hallucinations, loss of memory, etc.), muscle pain, and other symptoms of disturbed nerve function.

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