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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Update on current and emerging treatment options for post-polio syndrome.
Post-Polio Syndrome will hit 80 per cent of polio survivors.
The onset of post-polio syndrome in late 2010 forced him to stop performing publicly, although he played at home to his favorite recordings as well as with visiting musician friends such as guitarist Pat Metheny and pianist Alan Broadbent.
Post-polio syndrome affects the same muscles that were initially weakened and begins with slowly progressive muscle weakness, fatigue and muscle atrophy.
1] Post-polio syndrome (PPS) refers to a clinical disorder affecting polio survivors with sequel years after the initial polio attack.
Like Steve Crane in Ethiopia, Ann Lee Hussey contracted polio in 1955 and also suffers Post-Polio Syndrome, the severe and lasting after effects that can strike decades later and be intensely painful and disabling.
Fortitude and spirit are evident on every page as he recounts the difficulty of regaining use of his leg and accepting the fact that post-polio syndrome would cause a permanent limp.
The expertise built up by physiotherapists in rehabilitation of patients with poliomyelitis is in demand as post-polio syndrome is now being diagnosed in these people as they age.
Mumber, a radiation oncologist, and Reed, a yoga and meditation instructor who specializes in working with people with cancer, post-polio syndrome, and other chronic illnesses, enumerate eight steps to help people create and sustain better health, reduce stress, and have a greater sense of wellness in their lives.
Halstead, MD, himself a polio survivor, presents "A Brief History of Post-polio Syndrome in the United States," which tracks the increased interest in post-polio issues growing out of that first conference and others that were organized almost simultaneously in Oakland, Calif.
It is then that the onset of post-polio syndrome occurs.

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