Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis

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What is hyperkalemic periodic paralysis?

Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis is an inherited condition characterized by transient episodes of extreme muscle weakness and/or paralysis of the muscles in the arms and legs, and an elevated serum potassium concentration during an attack. These episodes may last from a few hours to one day.

Common symptoms reported by people with hyperkalemic periodic paralysis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with hyperkalemic periodic paralysis

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Compare treatments taken by people with hyperkalemic periodic paralysis

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Who has hyperkalemic periodic paralysis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 3
30s 1
40s 1
50s 2
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 3
Female 5

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from hyperkalemic periodic paralysis patients who have completed their condition history
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