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Navy89 posted a question in Entitlement - Veterans Compensation Benefits ClaimsCan anyone make anything out of these... Is this Auto 10% in PFT? What does dorcel de change come with? Results:. Pulmonary hyperinflation is demonstrated. Mild degenerative change is seen involving the dorcel spine. Uric acid 9.3 Pft: pre bronc:. Fvc71,fev1 71,fev1/fvc 99
OK, so here's my story. I was in Iraq in 2008-09, and started having chest pain. It was dismissed by the army doctors as probably just a strained muscle. Fast forward a few years, and I was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension and stage one heart failure, both of which are ultimately fatal. I submitted a claim for these conditions, which was denied. I appealed this denied to the DRO in St. Louis, MO. The contention for pulmonary hypertension has a pending rating decision in the system according to my VSO. Here's my issue. I am diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension, as well as other diseases.
I worked at Fort Irwin in California fueling helicopters and planes with JP-8 fuel. I now have idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and was wondering if I might have gotten it from working there. Any experiences with this sort of thing?
Low oxygen levels have been linked to hyperglycemia. See: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_145672.html and other studies indicating the relationship between lung disease and diabetes. Has anyone ever "heard" of a Veteran who was SC'd for a lung disease / copd / possibly even sleep apnea who later developed diabetes and received service connection for the diabetes as a secondary condition to the pulmonary disorder? VA Clinical Guidelines For Diabetes: http://www.guideline.gov/content.aspx?id=24192