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The Polio Paradox - Richard L. Bruno

Hardcover Published: 4th June 2002
ISBN: 9780446529075
Number Of Pages: 368
For Ages: 13+ years old

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The leading expert in Post-Polio Syndrome exposes the link between the polio disease that was 'cured' 50 years ago and the debilitating health problems 80 percent of the polio survivors are experiencing today. 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, joint pain and more. In his ground breaking book, Dr Bruno has sounded an alarming wake-up call for both doctors and PPS sufferers, including a large number who were originally misdiagnosed with something other than polio and can now pursue the medical help they need.

Paradox. Lostp. XV
In the Beginning ...p. 1
In the Beginningp. 3
Once and Againp. 13
The Guided Missilep. 20
An Awesome Thingp. 38
"The Pest House"p. 60
You Can't Go Home Againp. 81
Becoming "Normal"p. 92
"The Beginning of the End?"p. 107
Polio Redux?p. 109
The Power Lifter's Lamentp. 117
Pain and the Post-Polio Brainp. 146
Brain Brownoutp. 157
To Sleep, Perchance to Sleep?p. 177
Baby, It's Cold Insidep. 190
Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, and the Post-Polio Bellyp. 199
A New Beginningp. 221
Mind Over Matterp. 223
Less Is More: Managing PPSp. 256
Fatigue By Any Other Namep. 276
No More Time to Wastep. 299
Referencesp. 319
Indexp. 341
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ISBN: 9780446529075
ISBN-10: 0446529079
Audience: General
For Ages: 13+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 4th June 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 15.95  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1