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What is Post Polio Syndrome?

Polio may be gone, but
its impact on lives continues.

It is a little known fact that people who experienced the devastating effects of polio in their youth decades ago, can experience a return of the symptoms later in life.

The most common symptoms of the late effects of polio are:

  • unaccustomed fatigue
  • muscle weakness
  • muscle and/or joint pain
  • breathing or swallowing difficulties
  • increased sensitivity to cold temperatures
  • difficulty in sleeping
  • a decline in the ability to perform basic daily activities.

Our Post Polio Networks throughout Queensland offer those dealing with the late effects of post polio a forum to share experiences and provide support.

For more information please contact us on or 07 3391 2044.