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#1 VetsLady

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 07:45 PM

Hello Everyone,

I'm helping a family member who has already been service connected for Prostate Cancer as related to Agent Orange Exposure.

He has recently had issues with thyroid disease (Hashimoto's - aka: hypothyroid disease) and now wonder if it could have something to do with the AO exposure.

I haven't been able to find anything except for Thyroid cancer.

Any tips on which road to go down ? He is 70% sc for the prostate plus depression as it relates to the loss and ED.



Thank You,

VetsLady

Edited by VetsLady, 16 January 2011 - 08:22 PM.


#2 jbasser

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 10:54 PM

The leading cause of Hashimotos is Epstein Barr. I believe it is a Virus.

I will do some digging.

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#3 Berta

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:57 AM

This vet is SCed fr Hasimotos at 10%:

http://www4.va.gov/v...es1/1009162.txt

Is there anything in your family member's SMRs that could establish a nexus for this?

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:59 AM

Do hisa SMRs reveal treatment for any bacterial infection during service?

#5 VetsLady

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 10:55 AM

The leading cause of Hashimotos is Epstein Barr. I believe it is a Virus.

I will do some digging.

J


Thank you John, I couldn't really find anything.

Maybe he should re-open his Prostate claim and add the thyroid but with all the new claims of Veterans being filed,
it might be a smarter tactic to find out first if it's possibly related.




Do hisa SMRs reveal treatment for any bacterial infection during service?




Berta,

I'm not sure. I will ask him. Thank you for the BVA post.

VetsLady

#6 jachay

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 01:31 PM

Vetslady,

My husband has Grave's Disease that we believe is because of AO but we have not filed anything on it yet.

Here is an article that provided information for us and the site may have info that you can use.

http://www.endocrine....aspx?rid=68470

Good luck.

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#7 steve&pat

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:47 PM

I was looking to see how my thyroid disease is connected to all my other ailments and ran across this citation --maybe it mite help someone


http://www4.va.gov/v...es1/0704128.txt

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