Periodic Paralysis is a group of disorders whereby patients become weak due to triggers such as rest after exercise or certain foods. These disorders are part of a broader class of disorders called ion channelopathies, in which a genetic defect in a muscle ion channel results in symptoms of episodic stiffness or weakness in response to certain triggers.
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For patient view information, read these two articles:
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