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

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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Are these symptoms related to low potassium or is it hypokalemic periodic paralysis?

Are these symptoms related to low potassium or is it hypokalemic periodic paralysis?

More data: To answer the specific question, the symptoms would need to be described. Low potassium, which might occur when taking diuretics (water pills) for high blood pressure, can cause cramps in the muscles. Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is a genetic disorder, causing paralysis, often in the morning or after a large carbohydrate meal. Potassium is low during the attacks. Periodic paralysis is rare. ...Read more

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What is hypoparathyroidism? What's the treatment to this? How is it connected to hypokalemic periodic paralysis and renal disease? Please answer.

Low parathyroid horm: Parathyroid glands make a hormone that regulates calcium in the blood. Damage from thyroid surgery or autoimmune disease are main causes. Severe muscle spasm is the chief symptom. High doses of calcium & vit D+ magnesium, is the treatment. No hormone replacement is yet available. Not connected to periodic paralysis. Rx. can cause kidney stones and could lead to renal failure, not common. ...Read more

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What's the cure to hypokalemic periodic paralysis, hypocalcemia, hypertension, panic disorder and renal parenchymal disease? I have these.

What's the cure to hypokalemic periodic paralysis, hypocalcemia, hypertension, panic disorder and renal parenchymal disease? I have these.

Health Ed: There is no way that a physician can answer these many questions in 400 characters or less. Please break down into separate questions & ask one per entry. Please resubmit. ...Read more

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Does someone know anything about preventing hypokalemic periodic paralysis?

Does someone know anything about preventing hypokalemic periodic paralysis?

See your doctor: The way to prevent is to keep your levels stable. This includes a diet high in potassium rich foods. Also, some patients have a prescription for replacement potassium that they take either daily or when needed. It is important to discuss this with your physician. ...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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