Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of periodic paralyses (PP)?

Updated: Apr 30, 2018
  • Author: Naganand Sripathi, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Answer

See the list below:

  • Hypokalemic periodic paralyses: Low-carbohydrate and low-sodium diet may decrease the frequency of attacks.

  • Hyperkalemic periodic paralyses: Glucose-containing candy or carbohydrate diet with low potassium may improve the weakness.


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