Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is also referred to as hypoPP. It is one of the very rare kinds of autosomal dominant channelopathy and the common symptoms here include muscle weakness or paralysis. There is also a risk of potassium levels dipping very low. In other individuals there may be extreme weakness, inability to lift certain muscles groups and lack of body control.
HOW IS HYPOKALEMIC PERIODIC PARALYSIS DIAGNOSED?
An Ayurvedic Doctor, Homeopath, General Physician or Pediatric diagnoses cases of Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis through a specialized form of test called the long exercise test or Electromyographic (EMG).
HOW IS HYPOKALEMIC PERIODIC PARALYSIS TREATED?
Treatment of Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis is mainly focused on preventing further attacks and relieving acute symptoms. Doctors strictly prescribe avoiding carbohydrate rich meals, arduous exercise and other triggers.
DID YOU KNOW?
In the long run, the lifespan of such patients can be go down though they live close to full lives.