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Post-Polio Syndrome Treatment - Treatments for Post-Polio Syndrome
This page contains links to eMedTV Polio Articles containing information on subjects from Post-Polio Syndrome Treatment to Treatments for Post-Polio Syndrome. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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- Post-Polio Syndrome Treatment
As this eMedTV page explains, treatment of post-polio syndrome is focused on lifestyle changes and support to relieve symptoms. This article describes these treatment options in detail, including information on previous and current research studies.
- Preventing Post-Polio Syndrome
As explained in this eMedTV segment, there is currently no treatment available for preventing post-polio syndrome or stopping the deterioration of surviving neurons. This Web page offers several basic health tips for polio survivors.
- Symptoms of Polio
The signs and symptoms of polio can range from fever to muscle aches to paralysis. This part of the eMedTV library takes an in-depth look at possible symptoms, including those of paralytic poliomyelitis, which occurs in less than one percent of cases.
- Symptoms of Post-Polio Syndrome
Common symptoms of post-polio syndrome include slowly progressing muscle weakness and loss of muscle. This eMedTV page talks about these and other signs and symptoms, and explains how they are often related to the severity of the original case of polio.
- Treatment for Polio
Treatment for polio usually consists of fluids, medications, and rest to treat the symptoms of the disease. This eMedTV segment explains that there is currently no cure for polio, so treatment focuses on supportive care until the patient recovers.
- Treatments for Post-Polio Syndrome
There is no cure for post-polio syndrome; therefore, treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms. This eMedTV page provides detailed information on lifestyle changes, support, and other possible treatments that can reduce symptoms of this condition.