Because the symptoms of War Lung Disease might easily be misdiagnosed or attributed to other conditions, it is important to discuss your deployment and its possible relation to your illness with your doctor.
The safety of open-air burns relates largely to the types of items being smoldered. For instance, deployed military men and women consume large quantities of water in plastic bottles each month. In order to discard the water bottles during the period of using burn pits, massive amounts of empty plastic containers were covered in jet fuel and set on fire.
COPD results from prolonged exposure to lung irritants. Smoking is one of the main causes of COPD. More than 80% of COPD cases are caused by smoking.
Protect yourself from COVID-19. Get vaccinated as soon as possible or plan to schedule your booster at the appropriate time. To learn more about lung disease and the implications for COVID-19, contact the Veterans Health Services Group at 833-218-2792 to schedule a consultation.
President Joe Biden last week signed landmark legislation poised to expand health care benefits for millions of veterans battling illness after exposure to toxic substances during their military service.