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Post-Polio Syndrome

Living your Life

It is important to remember that even if you had polio in the past, there is no guarantee that you will have PPS. While PPS affects 25 to 40 percent of polio survivors, that means that 60 to 75 percent are not affected.

Getting a proper diagnosis is an important first step. Find experts in neuromuscular disorders. Remember that there may be several other reasons and diagnoses for the symptoms you may be experiencing.

While PPS may limit parts of your life and cause changes in lifestyle and everyday activities, it is not fatal. Utilize the resources you have including support, exercise, home medical equipment and devices and asking or even hiring help for certain tasks may be the best things you can do.