Doctors for Thyrotoxic Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis in Mandihal, Hubli-Dharwad
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THYROTOXIC HYPOKALEMIC PERIODIC PARALYSIS
In Thyrotoxic Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis one would experience attacks of muscle weakness and spasms because of hyperthyroidism. The initial symptoms would commence with muscle contractions and spasms that is followed with cramping and stiffness in the entire body. This paralysis usually develops early in the morning and takes a symmetrical form.
HOW IS THYROTOXIC HYPOKALEMIC PERIODIC PARALYSIS DIAGNOSED?
Thyroid function tests can be used to diagnose the condition. Your endocrinologist may also refer other tests to ensure the paralytic attacks are due to endocrinologist.
HOW IS THYROTOXIC HYPOKALEMIC PERIODIC PARALYSIS TREATED?
In an acute case of Thyrotoxic Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis, administration of potassium will restore muscle strength. In other cases, drugs and thyroid surgery is used to treat Thyrotoxic Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis.
DID YOU KNOW?
The condition can be life threatening if the respiratory muscles are involved breathing muscles as this can lead to respiratory available.