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Post-Polio Syndrome


Post-Polio Syndrome is one type of nerve disorder. Post-Polio Syndrome is also called as just PPS. Polio is occurred at a young age may experience sure not on time effects of the disease many years later, this condition is called Post Polio Syndrome.

Causes of Post-Polio Syndrome

  • Polio virus is attacked on nerve cell, this is main cause of Post-Polio Syndrome.
  • Viral infection is main cause of Post-Polio Syndrome.
  • Metabolic as well as mitochondria disorder is also responsible for Post-Polio Syndrome.

What are the symptoms of Post-Polio Syndrome?

There are various symptoms occurred in Post-Polio Syndrome;

  • Weakness in muscle
  • Joint pain
  • Problem in breathing and swelling
  • Cold temperature
  • Tiredness
  • Speech difficulty
  • Disorder in sleep

Diagnosis of Post-Polio Syndrome

  • Medical history plays an important role in diagnosis of Post-Polio Syndrome.
  • MRI scan and CT scan are also useful in detection of Post-Polio Syndrome.
  • Sometimes, blood test is also used in diagnosis of Post-Polio Syndrome.
  • Post-Polio Syndrome is also tested by electromyography technique and study of nerves is also helpful in diagnosis of PPS.

How can treat Post-Polio Syndrome?

Treatment of Post-Polio Syndrome is mainly depend upon the signs and symptoms of this disease;

  • In treatment of PPM, you can use of some medicines like aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • Physical therapy is play an essential role in treatment of Post-Polio Syndrome.
  • Muscle relaxant is used in treatment of PPS which is affects skeletal muscle function and reduces the muscle tone.
  • For developing speech in Post-Polio Syndrome, speech therapy can helpful.
  • Some Strengthening exercises are also essential in treatment of Post-Polio Syndrome.
  • For managing Post-Polio Syndrome, you can use of energy conservation process by using some physical activity.