Common Medical Conditions in Veterans
Veterans face a lot of a hard time and having received treatment is not the end as they still get injuries until the last day. It is good to be aware of the warning signs so that you can get early detection and treatment as well. The article herein discusses some of the popular medical conditions faced by veterans today and their treatment options.
Brucellosis is one of the common medical conditions in veterans. Having affected animals, it is possible to get to the veterans after they consume unpasteurized dairy products. An affected veteran gets high fever and sweats. It is also possible to get hearing loss or complete deafness having brucellosis. You can overcome such situations by using hearing aids or using sign language in case of complete deafness.
Parkinson disease is also a common medical condition that affects veterans. The disease interferes with the neurons that help in motor control as well as affecting the functioning of the central nervous system. The disease makes a veteran to have difficulty when moving and may also get tremors. The main cause of the disease is being exposed to the agent orange and it comes in different stages.
The third popular medical condition is Hodgkin’s disease which is a type of cancer. Once you have the disease, it attacks the body’s lymph system. You can know you have the disease when you have swollen or enlarged lymph node. You also get fever, sweat and feel fatigued. Veterans also are attacked by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The disadvantage of this disease is that there is no known cause as well as no known cure for it. The ones affected by the disease most of the time do not survive. Having the disease may cause to have difficulty walking, falling, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, clumsiness and even feel pain in the muscles.
The other common medical condition in veterans is prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is caused by being exposed to agent orange. You will know you are at risk of prostate cancer having frequent urination, bloody urine, erectile dysfunction and feeling pain when urinating. Lastly, post-traumatic stress disorder also is a common medical condition in veterans. It is a condition that affects almost everyone but for veterans mostly it is because of two major reasons. The negative impact of war and the other things they get to see affects their mental well-being. It is also due to the intense boot camps and training programs that have been made to make the veterans hard. The treatment is determined by how severe the condition is. Following the article, you have learned some of the common medical conditions encountered by veterans.
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