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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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Compare restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder (plmd)?

Compare restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder (plmd)?

PLMD vs RLS: Rls happens in evenings and can cause sleep problems but plmd happens only in sleep. Both can cause less efficient sleep at time - not always. ...Read more

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What can be done for periodoc fever syndrome?

What can be done for periodoc fever syndrome?

It depends: Treatment depends on the specific syndrome. Pfapa responds to Prednisone and tonsillectomy, and usually resolves by adolescence. Familial mediterranean fever can be treated with medication called colchicine. Many of the syndromes respond to medicines that block il-1 (an inflammatory protein), while others respond to blockade of tnf (another inflammatory protein). See a specialist for more info. ...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's little man syndrome?

What's little man syndrome?

Short man syndrome: Another name for the short or little man syndrome is a napoleon complex. Sometimes men with short stature may feel inferior and over-compensate for it. An example: a short man who aggressively drives the top of the line sports car- (is he compensating for feelings of inadequacy?). ...Read more

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How do you get reye's syndrome?

How do you get reye's syndrome?

Deadly process: First noted in the 60'sand peaking in the 70's, this is a pattern of acute liver failure,coma and often death. It often struck kids recovering from flu or chickenpox. Its cause is unclear, but an association with intake of any aspirin product was recognized.After salicylates were stopped for kids under 16, the condition has all but disappeared. ...Read more

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