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Illnesses related to the Persian Gulf experience

Illnesses related to the Persian Gulf experience

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Veterans -- Diseases -- United States,
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Health aspects -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSamuel Merrill
    SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1993, reel 3, fr. 00751
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination6 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15460617M

    (a) Compensation for disability due to undiagnosed illness and medically unexplained chronic multisymptom illnesses. (1) Except as provided in paragraph (a)(7) of this section, VA will pay compensation in accordance with chapter 11 of ti United States Code, to a Persian Gulf veteran who exhibits objective indications of a qualifying chronic disability, provided that such disability. Why You Should Hire A Lawyer To Fight For VA Disability for Gulf War Syndrome. Gulf War-related claims are notoriously complex for their myriad nuances. Despite the existence of the Gulf War-related illness governing regulations being in place for about 20 years, VA has yet to streamline a process to correctly apply these rules to veterans.

    What is Gulf War syndrome? Gulf War syndrome is a widely used term to refer to the unexplained illnesses occurring in veterans of the Gulf War. What are the symptoms of Gulf War syndrome? The following are the most common symptoms of Gulf War syndrome. However, each person experiences symptoms differently. Symptoms may include: Fatigue. Mortality experience; Interactions of exposures (chemical, environmental, biological, pharmacological, etc.) An assessment must encompass all research, whether directly related to the illnesses of Gulf War veterans, or indirectly related but highly relevant. and dissemination of the A Working Plan for Research on Persian Gulf.

    Vol. 4, No. 2, April–June Emerging Infectious Diseases Synopses The Persian Gulf War was one of the briefest full-scale conflicts in U.S. history. For a 2-month period of fighting ending in March , nearly , U.S. service members were deployed to the Persian Gulf region. Since returning from the war, many veterans have.   The project is the result of years of efforts and monitoring of dolphins in the Persian Gulf ecosystem, which will be implemented by the three coastal provinces of Bushehr, Khuzestan, and Hormozgan, Farhad Gholinejad said, IRNA reported. Under the program, in addition to constant monitoring, efforts.


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Get this from a library. Illnesses related to the Persian Gulf experience. [Samuel E Merrill; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.]. Gulf War syndrome or Gulf War illness is a chronic and multi-symptomatic disorder affecting returning military veterans of the – Persian Gulf War.

A wide range of acute and chronic symptoms have been linked to it, including fatigue, muscle pain, cognitive problems, insomnia, rashes and diarrhea. Approximatelyof theU.S. veterans who served in the Gulf War are Differential diagnosis: Chronic fatigue syndrome.

Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses. Certain illnesses are associated with Gulf War service in the Southwest Asia theater of military operations from August 2, to present. 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.

Recent research on Gulf War illness and other health problems in veterans of the Gulf War: Effects of toxicant exposures during deployment. Cortex, ; DOI: /   OverAmerican veterans of Desert Storm /Desert Shield (approximately 15% of deployed U.S. Armed Forces) returned from the Persian Gulf and slowly (over months or more) and presented with a variety of complex signs and symptoms characterized by disabling fatigue, intermittent fevers, night sweats, arthralgia, myalgia, impairments in short-term memory, headaches, skin rashes.

The report differed from the four prior reports by looking at the long-term health effects of certain diseases determined to be pertinent to Gulf War Persian Gulf War. 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 Illnesses related to the Persian Gulf experience book ().

GWI falls under the umbrella of chronic multisystem illness (CMI). Understanding GWI and. musculoskeletal conditions and stress-related disorders.

The U.S.-government sponsored research projects which are coordinated by the Research Working Group of the Persian Gulf Veterans Coordinating Board address a wide spectrum of basic and applied topics related to illnesses among Gulf War veterans.

Appendix C describes and. If you are a Gulf War-era veterans and have specific, unexplainable symptoms lingering for six months or more, the VA presumes the symptoms are Gulf War service related. The presumptive illness must have appeared while a veteran was on active duty in the Gulf War region, or at latest by Dec.

31,and be, at minimum, 10 percent VA. explanations for these unexpected illnesses. The Persian Gulf War was an experience of unprecedented stress for our military and their families. Reserve and National Guard units were rapidly mobilized to joinactive-duty troops in southwest Asia.

The military command anticipated that chemical and/or biological weapons would be used. Smith et al. () examined hospitalization patterns of all active-duty personnel who were deployed to the Gulf War in – (n=,) and who were in the Persian Gulf during the oil-well fires.

Almost a decade after the Gulf War, questions persist about illnesses reported by veterans. A significant number of veterans report having fatigue, skin rash, headache, muscle and joint pain, and loss of memory (Joseph, ; Murphy et al., ).

An increased prevalence of these symptoms has been borne out by large controlled studies of deployed compared to nondeployed military. Persian Gulf War Veterans may have medical symptoms known as Gulf War Syndrome. Studies by VA's War Related Illness and Injury Study Center; See the VA's Gulf War Illness page for more details.

the Gulf of Aden, the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, or the Red Sea. If you served in Turkey or other areas not included in the above list, the VA does not presently consider you a Gulf War veteran. What Is a Qualifying Chronic Disability.

The VA defines a qualifying chronic disability as one or more of the following: an undiagnosed illness. Post-Persian Gulf Medical Findings: Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Presentation to the IOM Committee to Review Health Consequences of Service during the Persian Gulf War.

Washington, D.C., Januaryand Presentation to NIH Technology Assessment Workshop Panel on the Persian Gulf Experience and Health, Bethesda, Md., April A brain imaging study of veterans with Gulf War illness (GWI) and patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) (sometimes called myalgic encephalomyelitis), has shown that the two illnesses.

J Some Hypotheses Regarding Illnesses in Persian Gulf War Veterans OVERVIEW In our attempt to investigate comprehensively the health-related consequences of service in the Persian Gulf (PG), we have encountered numerous hypotheses, often provided by independent investigators, that have suggested a wide variety of associations among agents and.

Evidence has suggested that Gulf War illness symptoms are related to structural changes in the brain. A report by the VA Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses linked decreased white matter volume to Gulf War illness.

In the new study, the researchers were looking for brain structural damage specifically linked to pain. Persian Gulf theater can work synergistically, producing greater toxicity focused on treatments and the effects of Gulf War-related exposures.

The conditions affecting Gulf War veterans appear to be complex, psychiatric illness. Gulf War veterans experience significantly more chronic and often debilitating symptoms, illnesses, and.

Gulf and assess the plausibility of the risk factor at hand as a cause of illnesses. Statements related to the Gulf War experience should be regarded as suggestive rather than definitive, for more research on health effects and exposures remains to be completed before definitive statements can be made.

Recommendations for additional. Gulf War-Related Links. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Gulf War Veterans' Task Force: Final Draft Report (Ma ) Final Report (Septem ) Veterans Health Administration.

VA general information on Veterans' Gulf War illnesses. War-Related Illness .If you served in the Gulf War inthere are diseases, conditions and illnesses the VA considers presumptive to service. The list is limited, but veterans may still seek to establish a service connection on their own any diseases or illnesses they believe are associated with their service during the Gulf .An estimated 25%⁻32% of veterans of the Gulf War continue to experience multiple unexplained health problems known as Gulf War Illness (GWI).

GWI encompasses chronic pain, musculoskeletal weakness, headache, fatigue, cognitive deficits, alterations in mood, and .