Friday, May 3, 2019

SEAL TEAM Sent wrong message on TBI

SEAL Team needs to check facts first

Wounded Times
Kathie Costos
May 3, 2019

I love SEAL Team...or at least I did until the last few weeks.

This time the got the wrong information out about having TBI and how it is diagnosed and treated by the VA.

If they had bothered to go into the VA site, they would have discovered all this, but it wouldn't have matched their story line that the VA sucks...and apparently the Navy too.

Department of Defense
From the VA
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by exposure to explosions is common among Veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. TBI is an injury to the head that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain.

If you suspect that you have a TBI, go to your nearest VA health care facility for TBI screening.

OEF/OIF/OND Veterans’ risk for TBI
An X-ray of a person's brain
For Veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND), the sources of blast injury most often are improvised explosive devices (IED), also called roadside bombs; artillery, rocket and mortar shells, traps, aerial bombs, and rocket-propelled grenades. TBIs also can be caused by motor vehicle accidents, falls or any incident involving a sudden blow or jolt to the head.

Even a mild TBI, also known as a concussion, can affect a person’s physical functioning and mental health.

About 90 percent of TBIs are mild, according to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center.

Symptoms of TBI
Immediately after the incident, common symptoms include dizziness, confusion, or “seeing stars;” no memory of the incident; and loss of consciousness or feeling “knocked out.”

Later on, symptoms include:
Persistent headache or neck pain
Sensitivity to light or noise, blurred vision
Loss of balance
Tiredness, lack of energy
Ringing in the ears
Chronic depression, anxiety, apathy
Slowness in thinking, speaking, reading
Problems with concentration, organizing daily tasks

TBI screening
You should be screened for TBI if you experienced any of the following during your military service:
Close proximity to a blast or explosion
Fragment wound or bullet wound above the shoulders
Blow to the head
Vehicle accident or crash
We know there are problems at the VA, but why did they have to make this stuff up? Guess they hit "Rock bottom"

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