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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
...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
Ever since the pediatrician diagnosed congenital adrenal hyperplasia in my daughter, I have been losing sleep. What does it mean?
Confirmed?? get info: The screen for cah in my state is occasionally a false positive. If the defect has been confirmed, most states will have a program where you have metabolic centers that specialize in educating & elaborating the meaning of this DX for you and your child.There are variations of this DX & the life impact & rx varies. Contact your dr & set up a concsultation with the best info source you can find. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ever since the pediatrician diagnosed brain bleeding in my daughter, I have been losing sleep. What does it mean?
Sleep hygiene: Is where to start. Going to bed and getting up at the same time everyday; no tv, video games or other stimulating activities close to bedtime; a dark, quiet bedroom; no heavy meals before bed; no caffeine or soda after supper, etc. Lots of info on the web. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a neurosurgeon: Gliomas are tumors of support cells of the nervous system called glial cells. Most of them occur in the brain. Treament depends on the site and grade of the tumor. High-grade tumors are very difficult to cure, whereas low-grade tumors have a better prognosis. Surgical removal is possible, depending upon the site and degree of spread. See a neurosurgeon to determine the course of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a 17 yr. Old girl & have been diagnosed with peripheral dystonia mainly affecting my right arm/shoulder. How quickly can I get my strength back?
Can not answer: Without knowing full details about your case and authenticity of diagnosis i can not answer your question. Best option is to go to movement disorder specialists at mt. Sinai or columbia university hospital in nyc for 2nd. Opinion. Assuming that diagnosis is correct Botox injections may possibly help. ...Read more
I have cerebral palsy and I have had severe cramps and spasms in my legs for about four days now.It's really bad.(especially at night)I can't see my p?
I have been having involuntary jerking iand weakness n my hands that started about 3 months ago.What can it be?
Plan: 3 months of having this symptoms definitely requires doctor evaluation. PCP or even neurologist. Please go! ...Read more
Surgical oncologist: Go to a surgeon who treats a lot of colorectal cancer - a surgical oncologist, colorectal surgeon, or an experienced general surgeon. Surgery is almost always a major part of the treatment process, but he will need tests (colonoscopy if not already done), ct scan, cea. The surgeon is the best expert to be the "captain of the ship". He/she can explain and consult with other oncologists if needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if my son was diagnosed with dandy walker variant at our 20 week ultrasound. has anyone heard of this syndrome?
Dandy-Walker fetus: Dandy-Walker is a congenital disorder of the 4th ventricle, which is replaced by a large cystic mass. A prenatal consultation with a geneticist may be helpful for you and your family. Here is a link for more information about Dandy Walker: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/dandy-walker-syndrome ...Read more
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
Is an operation going to flare up my guillain barre syndrome? I was diagnosed with gbs in 2011 and i've been having trouble with neuropathy and numbness. In fact, i fell when i was standing up from my wheelchair and fractured my fiblia and tiblia bones
My 3 1/2 year old son keeps waking up with nightmares accompanied my a fever what should I do ???
I randomly began stuttering and my left leg became weak part way through the day. I can't walk right and stutter everytime I talk. ER said no stroke.
My daughter MRI came back normal and she has petit mal seizure can someone help me out? What do I do now?
Not unexpected: Would not expect an MRI to reveal any structural abnormalities in an adolescent with petit mal epilepsy. There are numerous medications which can control the process, and hopefully, she is under control. If not, seek a pediatric neurologist. Certainly, possible these spells will depart when she gets older. ...Read more
I have been having weakness and heaviness in my right arm , for a while now i was recently diagnosed with bells palsy would that be why ???
I have just been diagnosed with sleep apnea but recently, i woke up to the pain of me biting my tongue. Its never happened before. What should I do?
Mouth breathing: It is not uncommon with osa that an individual may have nasal airway insufficiency and thus breathe primary through their mouth. This dysfunctional breathing pattern may lead to an enlarged tongue and at night during sleep, nocturnal bruxism continues except rather grinding and clenching on the teeth, the enlarged tongue takes the brunt of the damage. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If I had a seizure 14 years ago in my sleep with my eyes just rolling no convulsions what kind would that be all my records were lost?
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