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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
I just started Diamox 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 are inconsistent. Mechanism of action is unclear, and diamox has potential side effects. Please be sure to get close follow up. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Resources below: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/hypokalemic-periodic-paralysis.Get a more detailed answer ›
See resources: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/hypokalemic-periodic-paralysis.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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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