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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Iodine good.: foods from the sea have iodine good. ones that bind up iodine bad (these are all the healthy broccoli family foods like broccoli, kale, cabbage). Just have more good than bad and don't do silly amounts of either ...Read more

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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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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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What is the cure for my hypokalemic periodic paralysis?

No cure. : It is incurable but can be managed. Make sure your thyroid function has been tested. Avoiding excessive vigorous exercise as well as high-carb foods can help prevent attacks. Potassium supplements would be indicated during acute attacks. Some medications such as acetazolamide and spironolactone may be useful but your doctor can tell you if they are appropriate in your case. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the cure to my hypokalemic periodic paralysis and to my renal parenchymal disease?

No Cure: Hpp is a genetic disorder--there is no cure. The treatment for some patients is complex but for others taking potassium, beta blockers and additional meds before exercise/stress is all that is required. The renal disease may not be related. Typically patients with periodic paralysis do not have low potassiums between episodes which can cause kidney injury. See a kidney doc for answers. ...Read more

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Can a person take atomic iodine to kill the thyroid if he/she has hypokalemic periodic paralysis?

Can a person take atomic iodine to kill the thyroid if he/she has hypokalemic periodic paralysis?

Periodic paralysis: There are genetic causes of hypokalemic periodic paralysis. However, graves disease/hyperthyroidism also can cause thyrotoxic periodic paralysis with hypokalemia. So you need to get your thyroid fixed, and radioactive iodine is a good way to do this. Your condition is complex. Please see an endocrinologist if you have not seen one already. ...Read more

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Can you differentiate gbs and hypokalemic periodic paralysis by ncv in the acute stage? Dr vishnu md

Yes,repeat: During acute attach of periodic paralysis the cmap is low amplitude but it improve after you give potassium---in gbs usually abnormal motor and sensory, but one type called aman is acute motor, but does not resolve after giving potassium---so if unclear, repeat the test after giving potassium. ...Read more

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Is it true that one of the side effects of hypokalemic periodic paralysis is nephropathy? Why? What's therefore the solution to this? Please explain.

Is it true that one of the side effects of hypokalemic periodic paralysis is nephropathy? Why? What's therefore the solution to this? Please explain.

That's news to me: This is a channelopathy and if you have it, i trust you have already learned how to manage it. Lists in pathophysiology books often include propagated errors, and since "hypokalemic nephropathy" is kidney trouble from low potassium (quite famous), probably this is the source of the error. ...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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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...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