A genetic disorder, which occasionally leads to weak muscles and low levels of potassium in the blood, is known as Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis. Weakness or paralysis at the shoulders, hip, arms, legs or muscles of the eyes are some symptoms of this condition. The pain lasts from about 3 hours to an entire day (24hrs). Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis may cause further issues like formation of kidney stones, irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness and difficulty in breathing, speaking or swallowing.
HOW IS HYPOKALEMIC PERIODIC PARALYSIS DIAGNOSED?
Sometimes, patients show symptoms of Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis only due to Hyperthyroidism.