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Agent Orange and heart disease

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  • Posted By: curious74432
  • August 20, 2007
  • 09:15 PM

:) have been trying to find current information on Viet Nam Veteran's and the effect Agent Orange had on them. My father died in 1991 at age 60 after 2 1/2 years of terrible illness which I attribute to Agent Orange. He was a career soldier, served two tours in Nam as an infantryman and Green Beret. He was diagnosed with Wegner's Granulomotosis, his kidneys failed, he could no longer produce red blood cells and had blood transfusions almost monthly. He developed severe hypotension which is what his death certificate states is his cause of death. His first heart attack was at age 46. He also had a part of his lung removed. He looked 80 years old when he died.

My husband, age 60, was in the US Air Force and was stationed on the DMZ at an air base where the Ranch Hands kept and fueled Agent Orange. The weather observation station he was in was on the air field near the bladders of fuel and chemicals. He has been unable to produce testosterone for many years, developed hypertension, adult onset diabetes, lately he has experienced bradycardia and hypotension. I have attempted to look online to find a connection between Agent Orange and the hypotension and cannot find any information.


Any information you can provide will be most appreciated.

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  • :) My husband, age 60, was in the US Air Force and was stationed on the DMZ at an air base where the Ranch Hands kept and fueled Agent Orange. He has been unable to produce testosterone for many years, developed hypertension, adult onset diabetes, lately he has experienced bradycardia and hypotension. I have attempted to look online to find a connection between Agent Orange and the hypotension and cannot find any information. Any information you can provide will be most appreciated.There is a connection through VA for ADULT ONSET DIABETES.Diabetes Mellitus (Type II) As A Presumptive Condition for In-Country Vietnam Veterans - Fact SheetFact Sheet Diabetes mellitus (Type II, adult onset) has been added as a presumptive condition for in-country Vietnam veterans. Acting Secretary Herschel Gober announced this action on November 9, 2000. In-country service in Vietnam presumes exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange if the veteran meets the criteria outlined in 38 CFR §3.313 regarding dates of service and the condition being claimed is one listed in 38 CFR §3.307 (6)iii. VA is in the process of writing the regulations, which will govern the adjudication of claims for diabetes as a presumptive condition and add diabetes to the aforementioned section of 38 Code of Federal Regulations. (If you do not have Microsoft Word software installed, you may download free viewer and reader software to view all the regulation documents cited on this page.) The link is http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/herbicide/diabete1.htm
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