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Individuals with hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, not described until 1956, display a rise in potassium levels in the blood during episodes.
However, attacks are more severe and generally last longer than those of either hypokalemic or hyperkalemic periodic paralysis. Exercise or a number of different drugs may trigger these attacks.
Attacks of hypokalemic and hyperkalemic periodic paralysis can often be treated by medication and changes in diet, but no treatment exists for central core disease, nemaline myopathy and myotubular myopathy.