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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Is It Possible That Beriberi Is the Symptom of Kidney Failure

2015-01-23 03:06

Is It Possible That Beriberi Is the Symptom of Kidney FailureBeriberi is a disease caused by Vitamin B-1 (thiamine) deficiency. Beriberi is not the symptom of Kidney Failure but it is likely to be seen in kidney dialysis patients.

Causes of beriberi

The primary cause of beriberi is a diet low in Vitamin B-1. Other causes can contribute:

● Alcohol abuse

● Genetic disorder (rare cause)

● Prolonged diarrhea

● Some diseases such as liver disease

● Kidney dialysis can increase the risk of beriberi

Symptoms of beriberi

Symptoms of beriberi vary depending on the type, wet or dry. Common symptoms include:

● Shortness of breath during physical activity

● Rapid heart rate

● Weight loss

● Swelling in lower limbs

● Muscle pain or muscle weakness

How to treat Beriberi?

Treatment for this problem should involve in treatment for Kidney Failure. Here is a general guidance. Any questions, please email to

● Thiamine supplements. You doctor may prescribe you a thiamine shot or pill. A follow-up blood test is necessary to monitor whether your body is absorbing the vitamin.

● Diet changes. Foods high in thiamine can be put on your diet. They include whole grains, eggs, meats, beets, nuts, seeds, and tomato or orange juice. Foods such as milled rice, shrimp and raw meat, make it harder for your body to absorb Vitamin B-1 and might need to be limited.

More over, Kidney Failure patients are required to eat limited sodium, protein, potassium and phosphorous. Be careful about what you eat in order to protect your kidneys.

● Natural Chinese herbs. In our hospital, Shijiazhuang Hetaiheng Hospital, we treat kidney disease mainly by TCM (traditional Chinese medicine). They can promote blood circulation and repair damaged renal tissues, thus protecting and enhancing the remaining kidney function. Having been used for almost 30 years, our medicines and therapies are recognized by more and more patients from abroad and at home. Welcome your consultation!

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