"Detox then Rehab"

Some clinicians treat alcohol withdrawal patients with an IV infusion of a combination of thiamine, folate, and a multivitamin in isotonic saline with 5 percent dextrose. The multivitamin makes the fluid appear yellow, and thus this treatment combination is sometimes referred to as a "banana bag."

                     I think anyone who drinking needs to start taking B1 (thiamine) in Detox a Must!


Wernicke’s Encephalopathy and Korsakoff’s Psychosis

WKS typically consists of two components, a short–lived and severe condition called Wernicke’s encephalopathy (WE) and a long–lasting and debilitating condition known as Korsakoff’s psychosis. WE is an acute life–threatening neurologic disorder caused by thiamine deficiency. In affluent countries, where people normally receive adequate thiamine from their diets, thiamine deficiency is most commonly caused by alcoholism (Singleton and Martin 2001); accordingly, in these countries WE is primarily found in alcoholics (Ragan et al. 1999). The symptoms of WE include mental confusion, paralysis of the nerves that move the eyes (i.e., oculomotor disturbances), and an impaired ability to coordinate movements, particularly of the lower extremities (i.e., ataxia). For example, patients with WE may be too confused to find their way out of a room or may not even be able to walk. Many WE patients, however, do not exhibit all three of these signs and symptoms, and clinicians working with alcoholics must be aware that WE may be present even if the patient presents with only one or two of them. In fact, neuropathological studies after death indicate that many cases of thiamine deficiency–related encephalopathy may not be diagnosed in life because not all the “classic” signs and symptoms are present or recognized

                                                                                               Very Good Video ↓

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