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I have hypokalemic periodic paralysis. Should I not marry and have children because my children will inherit it? Thank you.

I have hypokalemic periodic paralysis. Should I not marry and have children because my children will inherit it? Thank you.

It's up to you...: BUT...Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is a treatable genetic disorder with a normal life span. Progress in genetics and DNA analysis suggests there may be better treatments and even cures in the future. Unless a patient is so miserable that they would never want to put their child through the same experiences, I would advise against a decision not to marry or have children. That seems extreme! ...Read more

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What is hypokalemic periodic paralysis?

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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Hypokalemic periodic paralysis what medical condition can this be?

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 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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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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Can Hypokalemic periodic paralysis cause hypoglycemia?

Can Hypokalemic periodic paralysis cause hypoglycemia?

Electrolyte imbalanc: It is important for you to have small frequent meals to keep your glucose and electrolytes in balance. K and glucose will affect each other as will other electrolytes. Be very careful with this as K also will affect your heart and cause arrhythmias. Check your levels with your Dr and follow a health diet. Good Luck ...Read more

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What is hypokalemic periodic paralysis and how can one get over it?

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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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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I have hypokalemic periodic paralysis since 1997. What is the cure for this? Thank you.

None available: To my experience, this rare disorder has yet to be fully cured, but control measures are available. There may be a few research studies, so contact local medical school, or mayo clinic, nat institutes of health, etc. ...Read more

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I just started Diamox (acetazolamide) for hypokalemic periodic paralysis. How long (if I react to it) will it take till I see a change?

I just started Diamox (acetazolamide) for hypokalemic periodic paralysis. How long (if I react to it) will it take till I see a change?

Unsure: HPP is a rare condition and should be treated by a specialist. In both the genetic and hyperthyroid-related forms, a low carb diet should be first line treatment. Results with pharmacologic agents such as Diamox (acetazolamide) are inconsistent. Mechanism of action is unclear, and Diamox (acetazolamide) has potential side effects. Please be sure to get close follow up. ...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 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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Dx: hypokalemic periodic paralysis. I had Hyperglycemia 130-368 (usually hypo), High TSH10.8, K3.3 caused by carb meal and stress. Can Related to hkpp?

Dx: hypokalemic periodic paralysis. I had Hyperglycemia 130-368 (usually hypo), High TSH10.8, K3.3 caused by carb meal and stress. Can Related to hkpp?

Endocrinologist: You have an underactive thyroid which should be treated and are advised to follow a no concentrated sweet, low starch diet to minimize spikes in blood sugar leading to eventual reactive hypoglycemia and drops in serum potassium which may exacerbate the hkpp. An endocrinologist is best to advise and follow you. ...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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What's the relation or connection between hypokalemic periodic paralysis and kub utz finding "renal parenchymal disease, bilateral"?

Relationship: There is no relation between hypokalemic periodic paralysis and your renal utz findings. You will need to see nephrologist to have a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance (cc) to see what your kidney function is. Remember, utz findings are subjective and a cc is an objective finding of your renal function. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to diagnose hypokalemic periodic paralysis? Nephrologist is going to try to induce an attack with exercise followed by a high carb meal.

How to diagnose hypokalemic periodic paralysis? Nephrologist is going to try to induce an attack with exercise followed by a high carb meal.

Long exercise test: Ask him/her about getting a neurologist involved. The long exercise test is an electrodiagnostic technique wherein the compound motor action potential is measured 40-50 minutes after a few minutes of exercise. In this condition, there is a progressive fall of the amplitude of the CMAP. Or, take matters into your own hands and seek a neurologist's opinion before you do any tests. ...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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Neph wants to prescribe me a beta-blocker for hypokalemic periodic paralysis. Little hesitant having low range Bp 90-110, and in past slow heart rate.

Neph wants to prescribe me a beta-blocker for hypokalemic periodic paralysis. Little hesitant having low range Bp 90-110, and in past slow heart rate.

Here are some. ..: You should direct this Q to your treating Doc instead of fishing online alone because the information on line may come up with a vast yet conflicting diversifying opinions for the same question. So, talk with your doc so to reach a more reasonable care for your concern. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Paralysis (Definition)

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