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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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.
Treatment of post polio syndrome. Cochrane Database Syst Rev.2001; (2): CD007818.
Day of hope for charity FOR many of those living with Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) in the UK, tomorrow is a day of hope.
e dress is part of a campaign by the British Polio fellowship to highlight both polio and post polio syndrome.
They would then see the error of their ways George Senior Holmfirth Polio still with us POST Polio Syndrome affects 120,000 people in the UK; more than Parkinson's but this neurological condition - for which there is no cure - receives a fraction of the attention.
THE British Polio Fellowship is committed to supporting and empowering thousands of people in the UK living with the late effects of Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) with guidance and advice.
It offers a stark reminder of times gone by when the world was plunged into a polio epidemic that killed thousands and left many more with lasting effects of the disease - effects that they may still be feeling now in the form of the late effects of polio and post polio syndrome (PPS).
Support polio survivors FOR many of those living with Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS), Wednesday October 22 is a day of hope.
In April, QVC star Julia Roberts helped children plant wild |ower seeds donated at Christchurch school in Surrey to represent the 120,000 people across the UK aected by polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS).
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.
"Post polio syndrome can affect those who have had polio but it is a little-understood condition and it is thought to take up to 20-30 years to develop.

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