Polio Redux

Disease can resurface later in life

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If you contracted polio as a child, you know how rough it can be. And perhaps you thought the worst was behind you. But some victims are now experiencing "post-polio" symptoms.

The Post-Polio League for Information and Outreach says it's important to know the symptoms because they won't go away on their own. The symptoms include: unaccustomed fatigue, joint and/or muscle pain, muscle weakness and/or loss of muscle use and respiratory problems.

If you experience any of these symptoms, talk to your physician. Treatments and lifestyle changes may help.


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