Muscular dystrophy and related conditions cause muscles to waste and weaken. More than 70,000 people in the UK are affected

Periodic paralyses

The periodic paralyses are conditions in which the muscles which control body movements [known as skeletal muscles] have a disturbance in their normal ability to allow the passage of electrical signals in the body. Individuals with periodic paralysis experience intermittent (periodic) attacks of muscle weakness (paralysis). The muscle weakness may be confined to a small group of muscles or can be more generalised.

Support and information

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is here for you and your family. For more information about periodic paralysis or for support, contact our freephone support line or send us an email (Monday to Friday 8.30am - 6pm): 0800 652 6352 (freephone)

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