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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

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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What are symptoms of paralysis?

What are  symptoms of paralysis?

Weakness: Usually paralysis means feeling weakness or having difficulty moving one of your limbs or muscles. Many times paralysis can happen with a loss of feeling in the affected area if there is sensory nerve involvement. When we talk about paralysis keep in mind that this means weakness lasting for a couple of days at least - not just an arm or leg "falling asleep" after sitting for a while! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of paralysis or do you not feel anythign?

What are the symptoms of paralysis or do you not feel anythign?

Loss of function: Paralysis is the name given to diminution or loss of motor function usually of a limb or face. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2007, but not all my symptoms fit (such as temporary paralysis), could I have been misdiagnosed?

Diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2007, but not all my symptoms fit (such as temporary paralysis), could I have been misdiagnosed?

Fibromyalgia: Rheumatologic conditions such as fibromyalgia are often diagnoses of exclusion meaning that a lot of other things have been ruled out and this is what's left. If you are not satisfied then seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Is partial paralysis can be one of the symptoms of heterophyid illness?

Is partial paralysis can be one of the symptoms of heterophyid illness?

Unlcear question: Partial paralysis: not sure what mean, perhaps hemiparesis, which is weakness or lack of movement on one side of the body. Or partial paralysis meaning marked weakness but still can move the muscles. Heterophyid is not a real word. Do you mean hyperthyroid. Write question over again. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of infantile paralysis?

Depends on cause.: There are a number of different causes of infantile paralysis; each can present a little differently. Paralysis, however, refers to loss of muscle function, either localized or generalized, and can be due to muscle or nerve problems. ...Read more

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What are the causes and symptoms of sleep paralysis?

What are the causes and symptoms of sleep paralysis?

Normal: Sleep paralysis is a condition in which a person, either falling asleep or awakening, temporarily experiences an inability to move, speak or react. It is a transitional state between wakefulness and sleep characterized by complete muscle atonia (muscle weakness). It is often accompanied by terrifying hallucinations to which one cannot react. Sleep paralysis poses no serious health risk. ...Read more

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I have many of the symptoms of periodic paralysis syndrome. What is the best way to get tested? Can i get a doctor to stimulate an attack and observe?

I have many of the symptoms of periodic paralysis syndrome. What is the best way to get tested? Can i get a doctor to stimulate an attack and observe?

See your doctor: This syndrome involves sudden random episodic weakness of arms and legs without loss of consciousness. Family history is important in the diagnosis, because this is an inherited disorder. Testing needs to be done to establish normal levels for comparison to acute levels of various components, such as potassium. You doctor may attempt to invoke an attack under controlled conditions. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vocal cord paralysis?

What are the symptoms of vocal cord paralysis?

Voice: Hi. Vocal cord paralysis results from damage to one or both recurrent laryngeal nerves (assume 1). This usually results from neck, lung, or mediastinal tumors, or from surgery in that region. The affected vocal cord is paralyzed. This makes vocal intonation with that cord unadjustable, so there is a raspy, somewhat constant tone from the affected cord (the contralateral normal cord works fine). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vocal cord paralysis and is there any way to address them?

Please see below.: Vocal cord paralysis can cause a characteristic breathy voice often accompanied by difficulty swallowing, a weak cough, and feeling short of breath. If both vocal cords are affected, symptoms can include stridor. It can have a variety of causes, and correct treatment depends on the cause. ...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