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My son has hypokalemic periodic paralysis. Where do I start?

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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...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 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?

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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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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