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Doctor insights on: Persian Gulf War Veterans And Military Health

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What do sarcoidosis and persian gulf war syndrome mean?

What do sarcoidosis and persian gulf war syndrome mean?

Different disorders: Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown cause where collections of inflammatory cells form nodules (granulomas) in the body, mainly the skin and lungs. Any organ can be affected, and the eyes can develop inflammation (iritis). Gulf war syndrome is a multisystem disorder affecting those returning from the gulf war. Symptoms include fatigue, muscle pain, rashes, diarrhea, and cognitive problems. ...Read more

Persian Gulf War (Definition)

Persian Gulf War refers to the military actions taken by the US in the early 1990s. A large number of soldiers who were near conflict zones during this war have reported various health problems, which some attribute to ...Read more


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Can you tell me how has the war on terror affected military health care?

Can you tell me how has the war on terror affected military health care?

The WOT itself isn't: any different than other wars. What is different is #1 advancement of medicine worldwide & despite that #2 how SM & vets are affected by budgetary cuts authorized by current members of Congress & the Executive branch. For example, PTSD is not new - veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam & the GW suffer from this. The recent Walter Reed scandal, however, put a spotlight on it & forced policy changes. ...Read more

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What are common health problems seen in veterans?

What are common health problems seen in veterans?

Resources: Military service members and veterans face many of the same challenges as civilians, but also different issues that are related to their service. You'll find a list of diseases and conditions that are common among veterans here: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/diseases-conditions.asp, and a list of health concerns related to specifice conflicts here: http://www.va.gov/oaa/pocketcard/unique.asp ...Read more

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What can be done to help a veteran with mental health problems?

What can be done to help a veteran with mental health problems?

Completely depends : on the nature of the behavioral health condition. Rule #1: Stay safe. Make sure there are no red flags. If there are, get help. Rule #2: Stay strong. seek out Wounded Warriors. They have great resources. Caregivers need support in order to best take care of their loved ones. Rule #3: Stay positive. You've been given the privilege to heal an amazing soul willing to sacrifice it all for the mission. ...Read more

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Anxiety and ptsd. I'm a veteran with limited health care and I suffer from ptsd and extreme anxiety going out and even focusing. I work from home because I've lost every job I get seem to get because I can't calm down sometimes. I've taken Valium and xana

Anxiety and ptsd. I'm a veteran with limited health care and I suffer from ptsd and extreme anxiety going out and even focusing. I work from home because I've lost every job I get seem to get because I can't calm down sometimes. I've taken Valium and xana

Question?: Not sure of the question being asked. Have you been through a compensation and pension evaluation at the VA yet? If your PTSD is related to your time in the service - please apply to VA. Even a rating of 0% will entitle you to have that condition treated over your lifetime. It is also important to have treatment from providers that have expertise in working with PTSD. ...Read more

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How does post traumatic stress disorder affect war veterans?

How does post traumatic stress disorder affect war veterans?

Extremely painful: Ptsd is very painful and frightening for anyone -- including war veterans. It can make them unable to sleep; be constantly on guard for danger; have flashbacks of horrifying events; feel numb to many emotions; lash out in fear & anger; and can destroy relationships. There is help for this condition, through a variety of therapies and medications as needed. ...Read more

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How can post traumatic stress disorder effect war veterans?

How can  post traumatic stress disorder effect war veterans?

Harshly: Veterens with post-traumatic stress disorder ("ptsd") often have intrusive memories of an experience in which they felt extreme threat to their physical or psychological well-being. These intrusive memories can be in the form of flashbacks, nightmares, or even "re-living" the trauma in the present. Other symptoms can include avoiding places that remind of the trauma or just feeling numb. ...Read more

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How does post traumatic stress disorder effect war veterans and families?

How does post traumatic stress disorder effect war veterans and families?

PTSD effects on fami: Can be damaging for veteran and family. Combat capacity can be reduced, endurance reduced as soldier is not at perfect health before engaging action. Mind not as sharp though already in hyper-arousal state. Wrongful decision-making hurt split second decision in life and death matter. Family harmony disturbed by extreme tension of untreated ptsd which aggravates with time. ...Read more

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How does post traumatic stress disorder affect war veterans? Doesn't it affect all persons with bad experiences?

How does post traumatic stress disorder affect war veterans?  Doesn't it affect all persons with bad experiences?

Threat of death: PTSD is a post trauma reaction to being in the situation of impending real or perceived loss of life, or inability to is scape. Examples of this would come from being in combat situations, or severe physical or sexual abuse. There are degrees of PTSD, it is not a matter of either the patient does or does not have it, it's not all or none. ...Read more

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Veterans And Military Health (Definition)

Military health refers to the health care system of the military, including VA hospitals, and the health care provided in ...Read more