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When to see a doctor about Keshan's disease

People who have any of the symptoms of Keshan's disease need to see their doctor to have a blood test to rule out this condition or to confirm it and have appropriate treatment to reverse symptoms and improve health. Keshan's disease is relatively rare outside the Keshan region in China, but moderate selenium deficiency is not rare outside this region.


People with an existing condition (already diagnosed with Keshan's disease due to deficiency of selenium in the diet) need to visit their doctor on a regular basis to monitor their condition to determine if there is improvement and to also ensure that symptoms do not worsen. If symptoms worsen, seek immediate medical attention.


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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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