Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis is a genetic disorder that causes attacks or episodes of paralysis or muscle weakness. In addition to muscle weakness or paralysis, high levels of potassium in the blood is also observed in patients. This disorder can begin in infancy or early childhood.
HOW IS HYPERKALEMIC PERIODIC PARALYSIS DIAGNOSED?
To diagnose Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis, a General Physician normally conducts blood test, DND analysis to check its presence in the body.
HOW IS HYPERKALEMIC PERIODIC PARALYSIS TREATED?
The most common medicines for treating the Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis giving higher doses of calcium to the patient followed with glucose. Insulin is also given to provide the muscles with more stability. High carb diets are also suggested for the same.
DID YOU KNOW?
Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis is a common disorder among horses.