Definitions for "Post-polio syndrome"
A collection of symptoms and signs that appear from 20 to 40 years after the initial polio infection, and at least 10 years after what was thought to be recovery from polio. The typical features of PPS include weakness, muscle fatigue, pain, breathing and/or swallowing difficulties, sleep disorders, muscle twitching, and gastrointestinal problems.
The Condition"Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a disorder of the nervous system that affects many people who had poliomyelitis many years earlier..."
The Condition"...In addition to the neurological examination, doctors often recommend tests, such as imaging studies (computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging), to rule out other disorders with similar symptoms..."
The Condition"...Some individuals are able to participate in some forms of aerobic training, while many others may benefit from gentle stretching or yoga..."
The Condition"...Some, after medical evaluation, are found to have arthritis, tendonitis and cartilage damage, all of which can occur in the aging process but which are more common when movement and weight-bearing have been altered by the effects of weakened muscles..."