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Hypokelemic periodic paralysis?

Hypokelemic periodic paralysis?

Channelopathy: This is a disorder whereby potassium metabolism and weakness occur simultaneously. In turn this is due to abnormal functions in nerve cell membranes, a condition called a channelopathy. These are inherited though family members need not be symptomatic. Treatments are available. See your neurologist. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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How the hyperkalemic periodic paralysis can be treated?

How the hyperkalemic periodic paralysis can be treated?

Periodic paralysis: Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis can be treated with high carbohydrate diets. If diet doesnt work, thiazides may be used. Ekg monitoring is also helpful. ...Read more

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What is hyperkalemic periodic paralysis? What causes it?

Hereditary disorder: May be associated with thyroid disease, but can be independent, and causes spells of diffuse weakness secondary to increase in potassium which affects both muscle and nerve. Rather rare and needs neuromuscular specialist to manage if present. ...Read more

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Hi ! . What are the causes of the hyperkalemic periodic paralysis , what are the effects and the symptoms , please i need a deep answer!?

Hi ! . What are the causes of the hyperkalemic periodic paralysis , what are the effects and the symptoms , please i need a deep answer!?

Sudden weakness: Sudden episodes of weakness may occur where the only abnormal blood test is a high potassium. This is referred to as hyperkalemic paralysis. Two other forms are hypokalemic and normokalemic where low or normal potassium levels are found. The disorder can run in families. Not easy to predict, but needs prompt treatment when episodes occur. ...Read more

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What is hypokalemic periodic paralysis?

Kalemic Paralysis: Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is an inherited disorder that causes occasional episodes of muscle weakness and sometimes severe paralysis. In most cases, hpp is passed down through families (inherited) as autosomal dominant. Very low blood levels of potassium during episodes of weakness results from potassium moving from the blood into muscle cells in an abnormal way. ...Read more

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What is hypokalemic periodic paralysis..?

Low potassium: This is a disorder that is congenital and inherited with autosomal dominance fashion. It is characterized by episodes of profound muscle weakness. These episodes may last a couple of hours or a day. In the most severe instances it may affect the muscles that control breathing. This may occur in 1 out of 100, 000 people. ...Read more

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Please help! I have hypokalemic periodic paralysis?

Please help! I have hypokalemic periodic paralysis?

See below: I do hope you are seeking medical advice, to manage this condition, including avoidance of high carbohydrates in diet, refrain from vigorous exercise, using medication called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, spironolactone. ...Read more

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My son has hypokalemic periodic paralysis. Where do I start?

Find a doctor: This is a rare inherited muscle disorder.Hypokalemic periodic paralysis causes muscle weakness/paralysis when potassium level in the blood drops.Attacks maybe mild to severe, lasting for hours to days and months.Weakness often affects muscles of the arms.Legs.At times trunk .Back muscles w complications.Best place for treatment is your family physician.Learn what your triggers are .Avoid them. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what exactly is hypokalemic periodic paralysis?

Hypokalemic dsiease: Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is a rare, autosomal dominant channelopathy characterized by muscle weakness or paralysis with a matching fall in potassium levels in the blood . For a full explanation of it go to this link: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/hypokalemic_periodic_paralysis. ...Read more

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How are hypokalemia and hypokalemia periodic paralysis different?

How are hypokalemia and hypokalemia periodic paralysis different?

Low K paralysis: Asks: How does low K differ from hypokalemic periodic paralysis. ANS hypokalemia means blood K is low. Many causes. HKPP is an inherited disorder in who knows K suddenly drops (reasons not know) and you become paralyzed. ...Read more

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Hypokalemic periodic paralysis what medical condition can this be?

Inherited disorder: Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is an inherited disorder that results in occasions temporary paralysis. Large meals can trigger attacks, especially the morning after. Treatment is possible with potassium supplements, or medications. It typical starts in the teens, but life span is usually normal, although persistent weakness may develop over years. It is very rarely fatal if recognized. ...Read more

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What are the differences between hypokalemia and hypokalemia periodic paralysis?

Hypokalemia: Hypokalemia means low (hypo) potassium level in the blood. Some individuals have a rare genetic disorder and abnormality in the potassium channels in their muscle cells, which can cause muscle weakness with low potassium. ...Read more

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What to do during an acute attack of hyperkalemic periodic paralysis with myotonia?

What to do during an acute attack of hyperkalemic periodic paralysis with myotonia?

Impressive , not you: the horse that carried the gene and transmitted among the horses . Human can also be affected Genetic disorder defective sodium channel , need to drive back potasssium back to the cell , by high carbohydrate diet some times IV glucose with insulin during the attack . Speak to your doctor and help you how to manage and avoid an attack . ...Read more

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What to do if I am suffering from hypokalemic periodic paralysis how can it be cured?

Hypokalemic therapy: The answer to your question is too long to explain in 400 characters. Go to this link for the information you desire: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000312.Htm good luck. ...Read more

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I am suffering from hypokalemic periodic paralysis and want to know how can it be cured?

Kalemic Paralysis : Unfortunately hypokalemic paralysis can only be treated and not cured. Fortunately treatment including change in lifestyle and diet is well tolerated, but needs to be for a lifetime. A discussion with a neurologist specializing in neuromuscular disorders is indicated. ...Read more

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What's the difference between BARTER'S SYNDROME and HYPOKALEMIC PERIODIC PARALYSIS? Thank you for your answers.

What's the difference between BARTER'S SYNDROME and HYPOKALEMIC PERIODIC PARALYSIS? Thank you for your answers.

Difference: Bartter's syndrome represents a set of closely related, autosomal recessive renal tubular disorders characterized by hypokalemia, hypochloremia, metabolic alkalosis, and hyperreninemia with normal blood pressure. Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is a rare, autosomal dominant channelopathy characterized by muscle weakness or paralysis with a matching fall in potassium levels in the blood. ...Read more

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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more