Common Disabilities
Faced by
Iraq and afghanistan
war veterans

Exposures

The VA reports that veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars could have developed long-term health problems due to exposure to the following while deployed:

uranium

Depleted Uranium
Damaged Kidney Function

gas mask

Toxic embedded fragments lingering toxins enter bloodstream and affect entire body

noise

Noise
Permanent hearing loss or tinnitus

virus

Infectious diseases
including malaria, west Nile virus, brucellosis, campylobacter jejunim, coxiella burnetii (q fever), mycobacterium tuberculosis, nontyphoidal salmoneela, shigella, visceral leishmaniasis, rabies

burn pits

Burn Pits
Respiratory, cardiovascular, gastointestinal issues

danger

Occupational hazards
skin, nose, and eye irritations, respiratory diseases, poisoning, death

brain

Traumatic Brain Injuries
anxiety, depression, headaches, memory loss, impaired function, dementia, and other symptoms

chromium

Chromium
nose problems including ulcers, holes in the nasal septum, and asthma

wind

Sand, dust, and particulates
severe respiratory problems

chemical

Chemical warfare agents
lung and respiratory damage, breathing problems, seizures, coma, death

sulfur

sulfur fire
burned skin, fluid in lungs, airway obstruction

Disabilities

Disability Services

Veterans can apply for disability services for the following problems:

  1. brain Mental health issues
    PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis

  2. sitting soldier Gulf War Syndrome
    chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, functional gastrointestinal disorders

  3. orthopedic Orthopedic injuries
    injuries to the neck, spine, back, hips, and knees

  4. amputee Amputation

  5. heart Ischemic heart disease

Other issues veterans face:

beer

Alcholism and drug abuse

danger

Exposure to radiation

gun

Gunshot wounds

medical

Medical malpractice

pills

Witnessing violent deaths

scars

Military combat

sleep

Diagnosis of a serious medical condition

blindness

Diagnosis of a serious medical condition

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