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I have hypokalemic periodic paralysis. Will I die from it or with it?
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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery
In brief: See resources
http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/hypokalemic-periodic-paralysis.

In brief: See resources
http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/hypokalemic-periodic-paralysis.
Dr. Soren Singel
Dr. Soren Singel
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Dr. Andrew Dutka
Neurology
In brief: Genetic disorder
Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is an inherited disorder affecting the nerve cell membrane.
Occasional attacks of muscle weakness, sometimes to the point of immobility occur. These often follow large meals, or upon awakening. Very rarely, the paralysis is so bad as to stop breathing, but if recognized and managed in an icu, death is not common. There are treatments to prevent attacks.

In brief: Genetic disorder
Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is an inherited disorder affecting the nerve cell membrane.
Occasional attacks of muscle weakness, sometimes to the point of immobility occur. These often follow large meals, or upon awakening. Very rarely, the paralysis is so bad as to stop breathing, but if recognized and managed in an icu, death is not common. There are treatments to prevent attacks.
Dr. Andrew Dutka
Dr. Andrew Dutka
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