Written by Dr. Namitha A Kumar | 
Medically Reviewed by dr. simi paknikar, MD on Dec 07, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for beriberi?

A general physician may be able to diagnose and treat beriberi. However in case of neurological/cardiac complications, it may be necessary to consult a neurologist or cardiologist.

2. Is there a permanent cure for beriberi?

If caught early, most of the complications can be reversed with thiamine supplements. However, it is necessary to follow a vitamin B1-rich diet to prevent recurrence.

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