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Health care problems and concerns of Persian Gulf War veterans

The response of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense and related ... Congress, first session, November 16, 1993

by United States

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Number of Pages265
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Open LibraryOL7372830M
ISBN 100160466571
ISBN 109780160466571

Veterans, veterans service organizations (VSOs), and members of the public have demanded that the Federal Government develop new ways of responding to Gulf War-related health care needs. In response, VA requested and was given authority under Public Law , signed November 2, , to compensate any Persian Gulf veteran suffering from a. A list of the programs available to Gulf War veterans. Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program. The Department of Defense (DoD) established the Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program (CCEP) to provide an in-depth medical evaluation to all eligible beneficiaries who have health concerns following service in the Gulf War.

Gulf War veterans with concerns about their health:contact the nearest VA medical center. The telephone number can be found in the local telephone directory under Department of Veterans Affairs in the "U.S. Government" listings. A Persian Gulf Registry examination will be offered.   However, while these and similar efforts are worthwhile initial steps, they have not penetrated the VA system as a whole and outside of the VA, where most Gulf War veterans seek care.

Federally Sponsored Research on Gulf War. Veterans’ Illnesses for This summary was prepared by Victor F. Kalasinsky, Ph.D., Senior Program Manager for Gulf War Research, and Robert J. Jaeger, Ph.D., Director of Post Deployment Health Research, VA Office of Research and Development.   Twenty-five years after , US troops fought and won the first Gulf War with remarkably low casualties, research “clearly and consistently” shows that exposure to pesticides and other toxins caused Gulf War Illness, a complex and debilitating disorder that affects as many as , of those deployed, according to a new report led by a School of Public Health researcher.


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Health care problems and concerns of Persian Gulf War veterans by United States Download PDF EPUB FB2

Health problems caused by toxic chemicals or other hazardous materials in the environment, like: Sand, dust, and particulates: Tiny matter found in the air. Depleted uranium: Uranium used in military tank armor and some bullets. Oil well fires: Oil or gas wells that caught on fire and burned.

Gulf War Registry: Get an exam for possible long-term health problems related to Gulf War service, including during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry: Document your exposures and health concerns through an online questionnaire.

Get this from a library. Health care problems and concerns of Persian Gulf War veterans: the response of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense and related issues: hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, first session, Novem Health care problems and concerns of Persian Gulf War veterans: the response of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense and related issues: hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, first session, Novem Pages: The VA recognizes that certain illnesses and diseases are presumed to be related to military service in the Gulf War, to include GWI, certain infectious diseases and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) diagnosed in veterans with 90 or more days of continuous active service.

Medically unexplained illnesses (also commonly referred to as Gulf War illness or Chronic Multi-symptom illness) are a significant concern for some Veterans who served during the Gulf War. VA offers eligible Veterans a free Gulf War Registry health exam to find possible long-term health problems related to Gulf War service.

VA also offers health care, disability compensation, and other benefits to eligible Veterans. We support the scientists and clinicians working to improve the health of Gulf War veterans and to protect the health of current and future American servicemen and women at risk of similar exposures.

Effective treatments for Gulf War illness could also lead to treatments for other exposure-related occupational health problems. Gulf of Oman; Waters of the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea, and the Red Sea; The airspace above these locations.

VA offers eligible Veterans a free Gulf War Registry health exam to find possible long-term health problems related to Gulf War service. These Veterans may also be eligible for the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. The paper is based on a recent summary of GWI research, Gulf War illness and the health of Gulf War veterans: Research update and recommendations, – (RACGWI, ), which our group authored.

The paper and its tables focus on the literature appearing sincewith occasional briefer summaries or tables on research published prior to Cited by: Health problems caused by toxic chemicals or other hazardous materials in the environment, like: Sand, dust, and particulates: Tiny matter found in the air.

Burn pit smoke: Smoke from open-air pits often used to get rid of waste (like chemicals, paints, munitions, and other substances) at military sites in Iraq. The director of Veterans for Common Sense and chair of the programmatic panel of directors for the Gulf War Illness Research Program, Hardie's work with fellow veteran advocates on both sides of the aisle led to the passage of the Persian Gulf War Veterans Act of and the Veterans Programs Enhancement Act of Gulf War Veterans Gulf War Veterans.

VA Research is conducting studies to better understand and treat the health problems experienced by some Veterans of the Gulf War. Nearlymen and women served in the Persian Gulf during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in. GULF WAR ILLNESS A GUIDE FOR VETERAN HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS WHAT IS GULF WAR ILLNESS.

Gulf War Illness (GWI) is a term that refers to a group of unexplained or ill-defined chronic symptoms found in Veterans deployed to the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm/ Operation Desert Shield (). GWI falls under the umbrella.

Gulf War Registry Health Exam for Veterans. VA’s Gulf War Registry Health Exam alerts Veterans to possible long-term health problems that may be related to environmental exposures during their military service.

The registry data helps VA understand and respond to these health problems more effectively. VA and research organizations continue to evaluate possible causes of Gulf War Veterans' chronic multisymptom illnesses, including vaccinations.

If you have health concerns, talk to your health care provider or contact your local VA Environmental Health Coordinator to help you get more information from a health care provider.

Gulf War vaccinations. Post-Deployment Health Services, Patient Care Services Department of Veterans Affairs 1 GULF WAR ILLNESS: INFORMATION FOR VETERANS A RESOURCE FOR VETERANS, SERVICE MEMBERS, AND THEIR FAMILIES Many Gulf War Veterans have. concerns that exposure to chemicals such as pyridostigmine bromide (taken in pill form to.

Problems with Veterans Health Care. If you have a problem with your care provider, VA medical facility, or any other aspect of your care, you can: Discuss the issue with your primary care provider or another member of your health care team.

If that doesn't help, contact the patient advocate at your VA medical center or clinic. They noted a study by Steele () that found chronic symptoms consistent with GWI in % of Gulf War veterans who reported receiving vaccines during the war, % of Gulf War-era veterans (people in the military in who did not serve in the Gulf War) who reported receiving vaccines, and % of Gulf War-era veterans who did not.

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses. The Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses makes recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on proposed research and strategies related to understanding and treating the health consequences of military service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Gulf War.

According to the GAO analysis, the approval rate for Gulf War illness medical issues between and was 17 percent – or ab ofissues rated.

Gulf War Illness What is Gulf War Illness? Gulf War Illness (GWI) is a term that refers to a group of unexplained or ill-defined chronic symptoms found in Veterans deployed to the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm/Operation Desert Shield ().Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on certain Persian Gulf War veterans' chronic health problems, focusing on: (1) the veterans' current military and health status; (2) the health care services they received after the war; and (3) their opinions on post-war found that: (1) the veterans surveyed were still concerned about their health and were dissatisfied.7.

Healthcare — The Gulf War Registry Health Exam is offered free to Gulf War vets so the VA can better understand their health problems stemming from military service, explains the Joye Law Firm in South Carolina.

Vets may also be eligible for healthcare and vocational rehabilitation for service-connected disabilities and illnesses.