Vietnam / Crohn's

Vietnam Connection?
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I am a Vietnam Veteran. - 5.3%
4
My Parent is/was a Vietnam Veteran. - 21.1%
1
My Grandparent is/was a Vietnam Veteran. - 5.3%
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I have no family connection to a Vietnam Veteran. - 68.4%

 
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Travisr6
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   Posted 3/12/2008 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Just curious how many folks with Crohn's have a direct link to the Vietnam war?
My father served two tours and was exposed to Agent Orange.
I just wondered how many Vietnam Veterans and/or children/grandchildren of Vietnam Veterans have been diagnosed with Crohn's....

Thanks in advance...
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Travis
Crohn's- Dx'd Sept.16th 2004

"Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there
With open arms and open eyes"

Post Edited (Travisr6) : 3/12/2008 6:38:23 PM (GMT-6)


mshell1
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Date Joined Oct 2011
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   Posted 10/17/2011 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
My father was a vietnam vetran, Diagnosed with Chrones at age 18, Now im 43 just been Diagnosed with Chrones !!!
sad  

ivy6
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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 10/17/2011 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Try these recentish threads:

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=1674361

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=1727154


I just did a Google search using this criterion:

agent orange crohn's site:healingwell.com

and got a fair few results, so you might like to try that too.

Best wishes,

Ivy.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

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Sniper
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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 6518
   Posted 10/17/2011 9:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I was literally covered with agent orange on many occasions . You need to know also that many people here at home were exposed every day too . Agent Orange was used by city and parish workers to control vegetation growth on highway shoulders , ditch banks and vacant lots all over this country too . You could have been exposed many times and never known it .
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

ivy6
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   Posted 10/18/2011 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   

Sniper
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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 6518
   Posted 10/18/2011 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Gee , I'm really surprised by the lack of posts here. Not just us Vietnam vets were exposed to this stuff .
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

Bane
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 589
   Posted 10/19/2011 5:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, but there's no option for "My parents were exposed to DDT and Agent Orange domestically"
Diagnosed with Crohn's late December 2004. Getting by.

ozonehole
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 559
   Posted 10/20/2011 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
It would probably be of interest to find out how many Vietnamese suffer from Crohn's disease. I haven't seen any statistics on that, and not sure where to look. Lots of Vietnamese living in the USA today, almost all refugees from the war (and their descendants). Most South Vietnamese had exposure to Agent Orange (it wasn't used in the North, rather ironic). Primarily those who lived in the countryside were heavily dosed.

Google didn't produce any interesting results, until I used the Vietnamese words for Crohn's disease: Bệnh Crohn

That gave me 53,900 hits, but results are all in Vietnamese. However, you can use Google Translate to make sense out of it. This works best if you use Chrome as your browser, but not absolutely necessary.

http://www.ehow.com/how_2330839_use-google-translate.html

Post Edited (ozonehole) : 10/20/2011 6:59:55 AM (GMT-6)

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