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PTSD Complications That Patients Should Know


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11/26/2014
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is not uncommon. Many people will develop the condition after going through a traumatic event or accident, such as a catastrophic car accident, act of violence, or dog attack. There are various PTSD adverse health effects of which suffers should be aware and should discuss with their doctor.

Examples of PTSD Complications

Victims who develop PTSD can suffer from a wide range of emotional, psychological, and physical symptoms. Stress disorders such as PTSD can actually affect a person’s biology and state of health. The condition can cause numerous health issues.

Below are a few health conditions to which PTSD can contribute, exacerbate, or cause vulnerability.

  • Allergic conditions
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Headache
  • Respiratory problems (asthma, emphysema)
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Obesity
  • Drug and alcohol dependency
  • Eating disorders
  • Social disorders

Their relationships might suffer, their ability to work well might be affected, and they can lose touch with general sense of wellbeing and happiness. When PTSD-related health issues start to develop, it can make the whole situation seem all the more hopeless for the person. The effects of traumatic event and PTSD are truly far-reaching and resounding.

If you or your child is suffering from PTSD and related health conditions after an accident, look into your legal options for filing a claim. If the accident was related to another party’s negligence, you might qualify to file a claim or suit for financial compensation.

PTSD Victims Can Get a Free Consult with an Accident Attorney

If you have PTSD because of an accident, you are welcomed to contact the Law Office of Jason Schultz for a free legal consultation. Call us today at 404-474-0804 to see how we may be of service to you.



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