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"In my early 50s, I started tiring real easily and didn't have much strength," said Carolyn Salas, who has been living with the effects of polio since she was 15 months old."I'm healthy, as much as a paraplegic in a wheelchair could be," she joked. "I've always had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, those types of things."Salas and "Buy Cheap Jintropin Online" about 20 other polio survivors are members of the El Paso Post Polio Support Group, who meet every two months to discuss issues dealing with PPS."Most of them are seriously affected, where they are now in wheelchairs," said Vicki Icard, who belongs to the group. "I am very lucky, I was not majorly affected by it. I had it when I was 3, but I completely recovered."Dr. James Boone, who has been with the Orthopaedic Surgery Group in El Paso for 24 years, is usually at the meetings to answer any questions members might have."Four to five decades after the original polio, the patients "Anabola Steroider Norge Lagligt" who were affected by it began to feel almost as if it were coming back and that's what they term post polio syndrome," Boone said. "It became a new mobility problem for them. It's rare for post polio to put you in a wheelchair, but it does. More commonly it may "Oxandrolone Powder India" involve a lot of fatigue and weak bones."Boone, whose speciality is rehabilitation medicine, said he went to school with students who had polio and who walked with leg braces."They did their best to fit in and "Achat Anabolisant Belgique" they did their best to get rid of their braces," he said. "They were sometimes told by their doctors to be as active as they could. In retrospect, that might not have been the Masteron For Endurance right thing to tell them."Boone said there is not a test for PPS."What I try to do Oral Steroids With Or Without Food is rule out everything else first," he said. "Let's say in the case with somebody who has new weakness in their already weak leg, I'm going to study their back and look for a disc pinching a nerve or something that we might be able to help with. If we rule out other causes of their new weakness, then we have to say it's post polio."He said polio survivors should not ignore their pain."One study said there is a 1 percent of strength loss per year as we age," Boone said. "For you or me, 4-chlorodehydromethyltestosterone that's not so bad, but for somebody who is already profoundly weak, that's a lot. If they only have 10 percent of remaining strength in a foot, than that's profound."Post polio syndrome is rarely life threatening, but severe muscle weakness can lead to complications such as falls, dehydration, respiratory failure or osteoporosis."What I tell spouses and caretakers is try to make them stay as independent as they can but not to the point to where they are jeopardizing safety," Boone said. "Help them focus on what they can do as opposed to what they can't do. Be supportive, they have to be aware that there will be good and bad days."Lennie LaFrance, 68, was 4 months old when she was diagnosed with polio. She was diagnosed with PPS in 1995."I was tired all the time," she said. "I would get tired just walking. I would have a hard time just going upstairs. It's a little bit more difficult to get around because of the osteoarthritis and then I had a stroke 12 years ago, so that hurt my good leg. I use a cane, hold on to furniture or the walls to get around in the house."Karyn McKenzie used an iron lung for six months when she was only 2 years old, in 1952."The post polio support group helps because I get to meet with other people who are having the same Patricia J Masterson Phd difficulties as I am," she said. "It makes me feel more normal. I know I'm not alone and I know I'm not nuts."