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Why Do I Get Constantly Cold Feet With Post Polio Syndrome
Neuropathy: The effects polio can have long term damage to the nerves. The nerves control sensation, muscle/motor, as well as the autonomic nervous system. Skin temperature is part of this. There may be a link to it because of a post-polio syndrome. Talk to you neurologist and you may want to see a podiatrist to have the foot examined as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Poliomyelitis is a viral disease that often affects nerves. It can produce either a partial or complete inability to move (paralysis). The virus that causes the disease can be spread through person-to-person contact as well as through contact with infected bodily substances. The polio vaccine is a ...Read more
No: The problem with post polio syndrome is not your muscles but your nerves. The primary nerves were destroyed by the virus in your spinal cord. Now the remaining nerves have sprouted new terminals to reconnect these muscles. Moving around will help you to maintain mobility and function. But don't push it too much. Extreme is often a feature of post-polio syndrome. See your doc for more information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Autoimmune: Polymyalgia rheumatica (pmr) is an autoimmune disease that occurs in people 50 years of age and older. It is associated with severe pain and stiffness in the shoulders and hips. Pmr can also lead to blindness due to inflammation in blood vessels of the eye. Pmr is treated with steroids and Aspirin to prevent blindness. Other medicines (antibiotics) are sometimes used to prevent steroid effects. ...Read more
They are different!: Post-polio symptoms emanate from neural changes in the spine, while Dopamine depletion in the substantia nigra is the cause for parkinson's. Stumbling and awkward motion can be common to both, but in the end they are distinctly different. ...Read more
Unlikely: Polio affects the muscular anterior spinal fibers causing weakness starting at the lower extremeties and upper and breathing in more severe cases. Post polio is when someone had this effect earlier in life and the weakened fibers sort of lose their capacity and the weakness returns to some degree. Eye muscles originate in the brain and are not subject to this problem. ...Read more
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