post-polio syndrome

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post-polio syndrome

(pōst-pō′lē-ō′)
n.
A condition affecting poliomyelitis patients several decades after the initial infection, characterized by fatigue, muscular deterioration, joint pain, and respiratory problems.

post-polio syndrome

A complex of fatigue, weakness, muscle and joint pain and intolerance to cold occurring in people decades after recovering muscle strength by energetic therapy following an attack of POLIOMYELITIS.
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In April, QVC star Julia Roberts helped children plant wild flower seeds donated at a school in Surrey to represent the 120,000 people across the UK affected by polio and post polio syndrome (PPS) and now we hope other schools will join our efforts as part of our 75th anniversary activities throughout the UK.
AS Antoinette points out, there is only one centre in the whole of the country to help people with post polio syndrome which is thought to result from excessive loads on muscles that are already weak with a continuing loss of muscle motor units.
Once again I am writing, this time in response to an article on post Polio Syndrome ("I want to show it's possible to live a happy and full life with polio.
It utilizes a technology platform called BEST (Bio-Electric Stimulation Therapy), from which several products are developed to alleviate specific symptoms associated with chronic conditions, including chronic fatigue in post polio syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and others, and the healing of chronic wounds such as leg ulcers, decubitus ulcers, and others.
I WRITE to invite local schools and readers to help the thousands of people in the UK living with the eects of polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) by joining 'e British Polio Fellowship's 'Sowing the Seeds of Hope' campaign and helping this project blossom this summer.
While joining our members in celebrating this milestone, our birthday is also a reminder that seven decades on, we still have a fight to see Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) widely recognised as a medical reality.
BRITISH Polio Month (July-August) is under way and as part of the campaign to raise awareness of Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS), I urge readers to contact The British Polio Fellowship should they find themselves with nowhere to turn and in need of our support.
ON April 27 a new online resource was launched to help people diagnosed with Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) better treat and manage their condition.

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