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Complications of Keshan's Disease
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Complications of Keshan's disease

There are a number of major complications that can arise from untreated and undiagnosed Keshan's disease:


It is really important for anyone who may not be getting an adequate intake of selenium in their diet and who has any of the symptoms of Keshan's disease to visit their doctor and have a blood test to determine if their selenium blood levels are normal. If they are too low, or in the lower end of the normal scale, selenium supplements will be recommended together with another blood test to monitor the treatment.

The earlier any deficiency of selenium is treated, the quicker any adverse effects can be reversed.


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  Last reviewed: 29 January 2009 || Last updated: 29 December 2009


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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