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Are these symptoms related to low potassium or is it hypokalemic periodic paralysis?
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Dr. Andrew Dutka
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Low potassium, which might occur when taking diuretics (water pills) for high blood pressure, can cause cramps in the muscles. Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is a genetic disorder, causing paralysis, often in the morning or after a large carbohydrate meal. Potassium is low during the attacks. Periodic paralysis is rare.

In brief: More data
To answer the specific question, the symptoms would need to be described.
Low potassium, which might occur when taking diuretics (water pills) for high blood pressure, can cause cramps in the muscles. Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is a genetic disorder, causing paralysis, often in the morning or after a large carbohydrate meal. Potassium is low during the attacks. Periodic paralysis is rare.
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