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1. Post-polio syndrome: This is what you can do


Post polio complications

Approximately 28.5% of all of the paralytic polio cases have an incidence of post-polio complications. [1]

- Sequelae of poliomyelitis refer to the Late Effects of Polio which could have a time lag of as much as thirty years.
- It requires a proper medical diagnosis
- Complications may take as much as thirty years to show up
- Treatment might help but polio cannot be cured
- Lab tests and imaging might be required

After certain years of stability, post-polio complications start to show up and require treatment and therapeutic options to help with the advancing pain. The commencement of the ailment is generally sluggish and continual


People can experience:
- Advanced muscle weakness and pain
- Problems in breathing
- Lethargy and weakness
- Swallowing issues
- Muscle atrophy
- Sleep apnea
- A highly reduced tolerance for lower temperatures
- Fatigue after minimal activity
- Progressive joint weakness and pain

Severe weakness in the muscle could have several impediments such as loss of balance leading to falls and injury, malnutrition, pneumonia, osteoporosis, chronic respiratory failure, etc.


As the symptoms of polio and complications from it cannot be cured completely, treatment options aim to make the individual as relaxed and independent as they can be with the prevalent condition. Some of the recommended options are

Self Care: Devices that help with mobility such as a cane, wheelchair, walker, physical therapy

Medications: Sleep apnea treatment, prescribed medications

Specialists: It is best to consult a medical professional to diagnose the symptoms as post-polio complications and to start the most efficient course of treatment. mfine caters to different areas of health issues and the perfect course of treatment can be chosen according to your requirements.

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