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Official VA Training Study confirming PTSD causes many physical problems in vets


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Here is VA official training and research study from their National PTSD Center clearly stating the negative effects of trauma PTSD on the physical health of veterans and apparently discusses the many different types physical problems directly related to PTSD.

There is another veterans benefits forum run by former VA raters, DROs and VSOs that constantly tell veterans that PTSD does not cause Sleep Apnea and other physical illnesses and this is pure lying BS.  They constantly tell vets that their problems are due only to weight gain and or life styles, and or aging and not PTSD  or Agent Orange exposure, etc. etc.  Of course many raters also ignore their own VA evidence as in the above lengthy VA training guide.

For over 30 years I have read many medical journals and BVA decisions that also recognize the adverse physical health effects of PTSD on vets and civilians such as firefighters, police and EMS personnel.

I have not read the entire lengthy study but will do so soon.

My info is not legal advice as I am not an attorney, paralegal or VSO etc., etc.

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Wow! Great info and very descriptive.

I especially like the part where they start discussing allostatic load, and its effects.

I imagine the effect of gunning the accelerator to the floor and repeatedly pressing it over and over again.

Eventually, wear, heat, and damage WILL occur, no matter how good the oil.

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If a Veteran has PTSD But was never seen for OSA while in the military and after seperation  this veteran comes down with OSA./Sleep Apnea

HE/She could file a secondary claim for OSA/Speep Apnea based off the medications he/she takes for PTSD  That has caused or is related to his Now Diagnose Sleep Apnea and was issued a C-PAP to use for his/her well being  or medically necessary to use.

but will need a qualified Dr to nexus the two. and fill out the SLEEP APNEA DBQ

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