Preventing Post-Polio Syndrome
Polio survivors often ask if there is a way to prevent post-polio syndrome. Currently, there is no treatment available that will prevent post-polio syndrome or stop the deterioration of surviving neurons.
Physicians recommend that polio disease survivors:
- Maintain a well balanced diet
- Get the proper amount of sleep
- Avoid unhealthy habits such as smoking and overeating
- Follow an exercise program (see Post-Polio Syndrome and Exercise).