The rising concern in response over the suffering of the gulf war veterans

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The rising concern in response over the suffering of the gulf war veterans

Babinski and I am the wife of Lyle S. Babinski who had served with the th Engineer Co. National Guard Unit in Waverly, Tennessee At the time his unit left, my husband was in excellent health and state of mind. When me and Mr. Rogers a young man who has lived with us since we were married in picked him up from the Nashville Airport, we both immediately smelled a very unusual odor on him, his uniform and all his belongings.

It was not from lack of showering, this odor was very different. This odor had a chemical smell and the reason I know this is because I also served in the U. Army and I know that smell.

The rising concern in response over the suffering of the gulf war veterans

After he was at home for about a month, I started to notice changes in him. The diarrhea would last for two or three days. It would stop for a week or so and then it would start up again.

I see him get mad and upset over absolutely nothing and for no reason. His concentration span is very short. As he tries to do the normal things here at home like he use to, he'll suddenly quit in severe anger or from exhaustion or both. He coughs and sneezes allot. With-in a month after he returned, I noticed that his nose got very red and dry and he complained of it hurting all the time.

The rising concern in response over the suffering of the gulf war veterans

We tried all kinds of creams and ointments but nothing would work. VA has also given him nose sprays, which helped for a couple days and then stopped. The redness on his nose is now across his forehead and cheeks. Also blood actually runs out of his nose several times a month.

I thought he developed high blood pressure but I check it quite often and it's normal most of the time. There are times that his blood pressure will rise suddenly and then in minutes go back to normal.

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During these times which are several times a week now his skin turns gray in color. Before this, the gray color was only happening at night when he slept. He can no longer sleep in the bed.

This has been going on in the past yr. Also in the last few yrs. He said that he will suddenly find himself on the interstate wondering where he is suppose to be going and then he will remember.Health of Gulf War and Gulf War Era Veterans.

In , VA conducted a survey study on the health of a sample of 15, Gulf War Veterans (deployed) and 15, Gulf War Era Veterans (non-deployed). % of deployed Veterans and % of non-deployed Veterans reported suffering from Gulf War Illness.

One of the largest studies on the health of Gulf War Veterans is VA's Longitudinal Health Study of Gulf War Era Veterans. This study, conducted by VA's Office of Public Health, compares changes in health status over time between deployed and non-deployed Veterans from the Gulf War era.

Around % of these veterans served in the Vietnam era, % in the Gulf War period, % in the Korean conflict, and % in World War II. At the moment, the United States has a . Caring for Gulf War I Veterans Revised October Released July Sponsored by: Welcome to the Caring for Gulf War 1 Veterans course.

This course consists of eight lessons here we are, almost 20 years later and this Veteran is still suffering – and has been since the war. Gulf War Syndrome (GWS), which is also known as 'Desert Storm Diseases' or simply 'Gulf War Illness', is a collection of symptoms reported by veterans (and civilians like press and government employees) of the first Gulf war since August Gulf War Veterans.

More than , Service members served in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm from August 2, to July 31, For VA benefits eligibility purposes, the Gulf War period is still in effect.

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