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Status of efforts to identify Gulf War syndrome

multiple toxic exposures : hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, first session, June 26, 1997.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. Subcommittee on Human Resources

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Written in English

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    • Subjects:
    • Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Veterans -- Diseases -- United States.,
    • Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Veterans -- Medical care -- United States.,
    • Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Health aspects -- United States.,
    • Persian Gulf syndrome.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF27 .G663 1997h
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 424 p. :
      Number of Pages424
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL442225M
      ISBN 100160559979
      LC Control Number98154079
      OCLC/WorldCa38461901

      One Gulf War veteran, Melissa Forsythe a retired colonel who now is the program manager for the Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program recalls the burning oil wells: "you could taste it, in your mouth," she tells Newsweek. Experimental treatment with antibiotics is advocated by some healthcare professionals who believe that Gulf War illness is related to a Mycoplasma fermentans bacterial infection. Campaigners for Gulf veterans want a public inquiry into the illnesses, which are sometimes described as Gulf war syndrome, or post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD. Forsythe believes a mixture of the three items above in combination with vaccines given to Gulf War servicemembers can't be ruled out as a possible cause for Gulf War Syndrome.

      An amino acid supplement containing L-carnosine was found to reduce irritable bowel syndrome-associated diarrhea in a randomized, controlled GWIRP-funded trial in GW Veterans Baraniuk, A lot of guys are scared their disability will be taken away and they will be homeless. Their dependents and survivors also may be eligible for benefits. And after graduating from West Point inhe went on to have a career that included 17 years in special operations, which he discovered he "had a passion" for, he says. But many other veterans have been turned down for army pensions because the MoD says there is no such disease.

      Studies also indicate that GWI rates differ according to where Veterans were located during deployment, with the highest rates among troops who served in forward areas. Intensive efforts by the Veterans Administration and other public and private institutions have investigated a wide range of potential factors. VA refers to these illnesses as "chronic multisymptom illness" and "undiagnosed illnesses. But many other veterans have been turned down for army pensions because the MoD says there is no such disease.


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Status of efforts to identify Gulf War syndrome by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. Subcommittee on Human Resources Download PDF Ebook

Intensive efforts by the Veterans Administration and other public and private institutions have investigated a wide range of potential factors. However, a conclusive link has not been clinically proven.

Department of Veterans Affairs VA confusingly still uses an array of both old and new terminology for Gulf War illness. Veterans Administration.

Researchers narrow Gulf War Syndrome causes

Fibromyalgiaa condition characterized by widespread muscle pain. Department of Defense. The findings from the study have not been completed, but it is another step in the long road to understanding and treating the veterans and civilians who suffer from Gulf War Syndrome.

Learn more about benefits related to Gulf War service. The symptoms of some veterans with Gulf War syndrome resemble those of chronic fatigue syndrome. It is also important to determine the extent to which identified immune perturbations may be associated with altered neurological and endocrine processes that are associated with immune regulation.

The experimental drug was given to U. Even given his health issues, he says he wouldn't change his career. Paresthesia — An altered sensation often described as burning, tingling, or pin pricks.

What the heck is Gulf War Syndrome?

Treatment is difficult, and not all veterans show the same symptoms, with the same severity, nor respond to treatments in the same way. Statements were made from 14 witnesses including Samantha Thompson, the widow of Gulf war veteran Nigel Thompson who died of motor neuron disease in January, and ex-RAF navigator John Nichol, who was shot down during the Gulf conflict.

Then last year, a group of researchers under the U. Other side effects can include muscle twitching, cramps, weakness, tremors, paralysis, fatigue, mental confusion, headache, poor concentration, and general weakness.

Fibromyalgia is another newly defined syndrome, and as such it has arbitrarily rigid defining characteristics. Some studies have shown that Gulf War veterans have a higher incidence of positive tests for Mycoplasma fermentans, a bacteria, in their bloodstream.

The therapeutic benefit of exercise was unclear in those studies. Military personnel also had to cope with swarms of insects, requiring the widespread use of pesticides.

The report concluded that "all available sources of evidence combine to support a consistent and compelling case that pesticide use during the Gulf War is causally associated with Gulf War illness. Their dependents and survivors also may be eligible for benefits.

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These chemicals inactivate the enzyme Acetylcholinesterase, which is essential for breaking down the neurotransmitter chemical acetylcholine - a chemical which affects Status of efforts to identify Gulf War syndrome book bodily functions, according to the report.Gulf War syndrome or Gulf War illness is a chronic and multi-symptomatic disorder affecting returning military veterans of the –91 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 tjarrodbonta.com: Toxic exposures during the –91 Gulf War. VA Benefits Related to Gulf War Syndrome. Gulf War Veterans may be eligible for a variety of VA benefits, including a Gulf War Registry health exam, the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry.

Jun 26,  · VA does not really use the term “Gulf War Syndrome” anymore because the word “syndrome” indicates a disease which has a defined set of symptoms. The Gulf War veterans, however, suffer from widely varying symptoms, all of which do not necessarily occur in every veteran.This includes a presumption of qualification for disability pdf if you suffer from any of several medically unexplained illnesses popularly known as “Gulf War Syndrome.” Gulf War veterans who have certain infectious diseases or, among veterans with 90 days or more of continuous active military service, ALS (amyotrophic lateral /5().Sep 13,  · Research published today says Gulf war syndrome is not 'all in the mind'- as some have argued.

Mark Oliver looks at this report and the background to it.Once known as Ebook War Syndrome, Gulf War Illness is now a diagnosis recognized by the Veterans Administration.

But it remains a perplexing sickness. It can display as an array of seemingly Author: Rob Verger.