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Beriberi Disease - Frequently Asked Questions

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