EXtra - Joshua Manski Bonnie L Beezhold NUT-100 Extra...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Joshua Manski Bonnie L. Beezhold NUT-100 Extra credit assignment Nutrition Deficiency Diseases: Beriberi Describe the nature and symptoms of the disease. Beriberi is a deficiency disease that results from the body not having enough thiamine (vitamin B 1 ). There are two main types of this disease. The first is wet Beriberi which affects the cardiovascular system and the other is dry Beriberi which affects the nervous system. Beriberi is caused by the body’s inability to effectively convert carbohydrates into energy as well as decrease in heart, muscle and nervous function (1). Symptoms of dry Beriberi are -Pain -Tingling -Loss of feeling (sensation) in hands and feet -Muscle damage with loss of muscle function or paralysis of the lower legs -Vomiting -Strange eye movements (nystagmus) -Mental confusion/speech difficulties -Difficulty walking -Coma -Death (2) Symptoms of wet Beriberi are -Swelling of the lower legs -Increased heart rate -Lung congestion -Enlarged heart related to congestive heart failure
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
-Shortness of breath with activity -Awakening at night short of breath (2) Describe the role of a specific nutrient or dietary factor in the disease. Vitamin B 1 (thiamine) is the nutrient that corresponds with this disease. B 1 plays an essential role as a coenzyme in the breakdown of carbohydrates. Without it, pyruvic acid and lactic acid (products of carbohydrate digestion) accumulate in the tissues, where they are responsible for most of the neurological and cardiac problems. (1)
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern