ta86401 asked in HealthGeneral Health Care · 1 decade ago

How does potassium reverse the effects of periodic paralysis?

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  • Jen
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    1 decade ago
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    Well usually the periodic paralysis is caused by a deficiency in potassium, generally because of some kind of metabolic problem. Muscles need potassium to be able to work, and if your body is potassium depleted, you end up paralysed. Thus, replacement of potassium restores the normal electrolyte balance of the body and reverses the paralysis.

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