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The Health Consequences Of War

War has catastrophic health effects on both the nation and the soldiers. Other than the mortality and disability ratios which are quite high during the war, it also has some

19 days ago

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War has catastrophic health effects on both the nation and the soldiers. Other than the mortality and disability ratios which are quite high during the war, it also has some long-term effects that are quite difficult to deal with.

The mental problems can destroy the whole nation to a larger extent than being killed or hurt. Here we are going to enlist the major war-related health consequences. Check the list below!

1. Physical Damage and Disabilities

This is Siggy Weiser. He is a Holocaust survivor. 75 years later he is back watching Jewish youth praying in the death camp Auschwitz, Mr. Weiser’s previous residence, where he was threatened with death daily.
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Physical damages and disabilities have a narrow spectrum in war consequences but still it’s important to discuss as you cannot ignore the victims. Countless people who are directly and indirectly associated with the war get injured which sometimes results in life-long disabilities.

These physical disabilities result in the loss of employment and also limits individual's participation in society. This recent era which takes war to the next level is causing much more severe effects. Many researches have proved the outbreaks of serious diseases or infections after the war that cost countless lives.

2. Mental Health

Mental health issues have the greatest ratio in the war consequences. When wars destroy the whole families and communities, it causes severe physiological harm to the young and children.

According to WHO, 10% of traumatic event victims develop serious mental health issues after the war. These issues results in anxiety, psychosomatic problems, and depression.

3. Children’s Health

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Children are at higher risk during the war. Other than mortality, wars affect them mentally and physically, with bad health conditions, and much more.

4. Women’s Health

The female gender suffers the most during the war. As of the time now, females are facing countless sexual violence and rape conflicts which are devastating.

The global world should take serious steps to avoid wars and to protect the people from such damages rather than just reporting and publishing these consequences.

Soha Asif

Published 19 days ago