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PTSD and Physical Health

PTSD and Physical Health Problems

This post is about PTSD and physical health problems that can arise as a result.

The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD.  Military and war-related trauma is related to physical health.  The Va is beginning to recognize the connection.  The considerable amount of research done by this organization has brought on a change. 

In a recent VA website post Kay Jankowsi, PhD wrote

Exposure to traumatic events such as military combat, physical and sexual abuse, and natural disaster, can be related to poor physical health. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is also related to health problems.

What specific health problems are related to PTSD?

A number of studies have found an association between PTSD and poor cardiovascular health.  Researchers used electrocardiogram (ECG) findings for a comparison. They compared the cardiovascular function of Vietnam Veterans with PTSD to the cardiovascular function of Veterans without PTSD.

Additionally, studies have concluded a relationship between the gastrointestinal and musculoskeletal systems and PTSD. But the relationship of PTSD to these two systems has not been as extensively researched as the relationship between PTSD and the cardiovascular system.

As more and more research is done to examine how psychological trauma is related to physical health, the VA will revise the medical benefit standards.

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