The British Polio fellowship a charity dedicated to helping, supporting and empowering approximately 120,000 people in the UK living with the late effects of Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS), a neurological condition. It provides information, welfare and support to those living with the effects to enable all to live full independent and integrated lives.
What is Polio & PPS?
Polio is an infectious disease caused by one of three types of Polio virus. It enters your body through your nose or mouth and develops in your throat and intestines. The Polio virus may go on to invade your central nervous system, destroying or damaging the nerve cells (motor neurons) that control your muscles.
Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) is a neurological condition that can occur in people who have had Polio. After a long time without any significant change in their condition, people may develop new symptoms of increasing weakness, stamina problems, fatigue and pain.
PPS is often difficult to recognise as symptoms may develop slowly and may be mistaken for other conditions. Before making a diagnosis of PPS it is important to exclude any other conditions that could explain your symptoms.
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