A Long List Of Issues

Soldiers in war zones are exposed to many dangers and apart from the more physical and visible injuries from combat itself, there are additional dangers; toxins on the battlefield, both artificial and natural, to which they are exposed either by design or by accident; psychological problems arising from combat stress; sight or hearing loss through trauma and all of which affects their long term health when they leave service and move into civilian life. At the National Institute of Health’s online National Library of Medicine they have a long and comprehensive list of issues affecting serving soldiers and veterans. This covers everything from physical injuries, exposure to toxins, mental health issues caused by combat and stress, loss of limbs, head trauma, and longer term problems like drug and alcohol use after service.

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