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Here are some important details that we need to know about Polio

POLIO – Here are the causes, risk factors, signs, symptoms, treatments, and useful tips on how to prevent the contagious illness.

Poliomyelitis or infantile paralysis is an infectious disease usually causes weakness in the muscles that may result in an inability to move. The illness could occur over a few hours or few days.

The disease can be classified as occurring with or without symptoms and can easily spread from person to person. Most victims usually suffer from weakness around the legs and may also affect the head, neck and diaphragm.

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In worst case scenario, polio can even lead to paralysis, breathing difficulty, and even death. This illness is also preventable with proper medical care and healthy lifestyle.

Causes

  • Poor Sanitation
  • Direct contact with an infected person

Risk Factors

  • Traveling to Places
  • Weak immune System
  • Pregnancy
  • Working Environment
  • Living with infected person

Signs & Symptoms

  • Muscle Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Exhaustion
  • Sleeping Problems
  • Mood Swings
  • Concentrating Problems
  • Depression
  • Suffering in Cold Temperatures
  • Swallowing Difficulties
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Sore throat

Treatment

  • Pain Relievers
  • Portable Ventilators
  • Physical Therapy

Prevention

  • Regular Exercise
  • Avoid Contaminated Food or Drinks
  • Wash Hands Regularly
  • Cover mouth When Coughing or Sneezing
  • Polio Vaccination
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