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The Polio Paradox: Understanding and Treating "Post-Polio Syndrome" and Chronic Fatigue

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Polio is a disease of paradoxes, the major one being that although the threat of the dreaded disease'' ended with the Salk vaccine in 1954, many polio survivors are now experiencing the onset of Post-Polio Syndrome'' (PPS), new but related symptoms which may include chronic fatigue, muscle weakness, intolerance to cold, and more.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by Warner Books
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Julie
Sep 14, 2012 Julie rated it really liked it
“Uncovering the hidden history of polio to understand and treat PPS”
Heavy going but thorough and informative

We have ordered the “hard” copy of this which will be easier to read than the Kindle version. I think you need to skim, skip and browse as it becomes brain befuddling to read from cover to cover. It was a little overloaded with anecdotal referencing for me.

Below is some pertinent information copied from the post polio newsletter :

What are Post-Polio Sequelae
“Post-Polio Sequelae (PPS, Post-
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Alex
May 22, 2012 Alex rated it it was amazing
This was a really informative book. It was so easy to read and follow, that I read it in a day. I would recommend this read to anyone interested in learning all about polio. I originally intended to use this book only to learn about the after effects of polio, but it provided great use for my entire purpose for reading. I also enjoyed reading the real-life stories of former polio patients and their experiences. Excellent book, loaded with detailed information you can't always find online.
Melissa
Jul 25, 2009 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Extremely helpful to understand the context of the origional virus as well as the current conditions of "post polio". I would recommend to anyone that is touched by polio to read
Murray
Mar 23, 2013 Murray rated it really liked it
should have read this earlier....explains a lot about my life.
Marty
Aug 03, 2007 Marty rated it it was amazing
Good information for survivors of polio.
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