Gulf War and Health: Treatment for Chronic Multisymptom



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Gulf War and Health: Treatment for Chronic Multisymptom Illness ❴EPUB❵ ✸ Gulf War and Health: Treatment for Chronic Multisymptom Illness Author Committee on Gulf War and Health – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Chronic multisymptom illness CMI is a serious condition that imposes an enormous burden of suffering on our nation s veterans Veterans who have CMI often have physical symptoms such as fatigue, joint Chronic multisymptom illness CMI is and Health: PDF/EPUB ✓ a serious condition that imposes an enormous burden of suffering on our nation s veterans Veterans who have CMI often have physical symptoms such as fatigue, joint and muscle pain, and gastrointestinal symptoms and cognitive symptoms such as memory difficulties For the purposes of this report, the committee defined CMI as the presence of a spectrum of chronic symptoms experienced formonths or longer in at least two of six categories fatigue, mood, and cognition, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and Gulf War PDF or neurologic that may overlap with but are not fully captured by known syndromes such as CFS, fibromyalgia, and IBS or other diagnoses Despite considerable efforts by researchers in the United States and elsewhere, there is no consensus among physicians, researchers, and others as to the cause of CMI There is a growing belief that no specific causal factor or agent will be identified Many thousands of Gulf War veterans who have CMI live with sometimes debilitating symptoms and seek an effective way to manage War and Health: Kindle ´ their symptoms Estimates of the numbers ofGulf War veterans who have CMI range from , to , about% of theGulf War veteran population , and there is evidence that CMI inGulf War veterans may not resolve over time Preliminary data suggest that CMI is occurring in veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as wellIn addition to summarizing the available scientific and medical literature regarding the best treatments for chronic multisymptom illness among Gulf War veterans, Gulf War and Health VolumeTreatment for Chronic Multisymptom Illness recommends how best to disseminate this information throughout the VA to improve the care and benefits provided to veterans, recommends additional scientific studies and research initiatives to resolve areas of continuing scientific uncertainty and recommends such legislative or administrative action as the IOM deems appropriate in light of the results of its review.