Doctors for Thyrotoxic Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis in Median Road, Hubli-Dharwad
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THYROTOXIC HYPOKALEMIC PERIODIC PARALYSIS
Thyrotoxic Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis is a condition in which there are attacks of muscle weakness in the presence of hyperthyroidism. Thyrotoxic Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis can be life-threatening if weakness of the muscles leads to respiratory failure, or if low potassium levels lead to irregularities in the heart rate. Some of the common signs of Thyrotoxic Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis include cramping, stiffness, and muscle pain, among others.
HOW IS THYROTOXIC HYPOKALEMIC PERIODIC PARALYSIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnostic procedures here include checking the blood pressure of the patient and doing and ECG and other relevant blood tests.
HOW IS THYROTOXIC HYPOKALEMIC PERIODIC PARALYSIS TREATED?
Potassium should also be given during the attack, usually by mouth. If weakness is severe, the person may need to get potassium through a vein (intravenously). Weakness that involves the muscles used for breathing or swallowing is an emergency. People must be taken to a hospital. Serious irregularity of heartbeat may also occur during attacks. Medicines called beta-blockers may reduce the number and severity of attacks while hyperthyroidism is brought under control.
DID YOU KNOW?
It was in 1974 that the treatment of Thyrotoxic Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis through propanol was discovered and after a few decades its links with certain kinds of mutations were also researched.