Gastrointestinal and Digestive Problems

VA Benefits for Digestive Issues, Liver Problems

Did you develop GI or liver problems during or after military service?

Infections, stressors, toxin exposure, physical injuries, and other in-service events can lead to the development of a wide variety of GI and liver problems.

Our medical experts provide VA nexus letters to service connect various forms of gastrointestinal and digestive conditions.

Types of digestive system disorders and GI conditions commonly associated with military service include:

  • Stomach ulcers
  • Liver disorders
  • Liver disease
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intestinal problems
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Infectious diarrhea
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Crohn’s disease

Our general physicians, internal medicine doctors, and gastroenterologists work with veterans seeking service connection for digestive and GI problems. Scientific studies have shown that service-related conditions like PTSD, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and Gulf War syndrome may damage digestive health, liver function, and gut microflora over time.

Our experts also write VA nexus letters supporting claims of depression secondary to irritable bowel syndrome and various gastrointestinal problems. If you can establish service connection for that depression, you can further seek service connection for severe anxiety or PTSD secondary to the GI or liver disorder-induced depression.

No matter what type of GI issue or digestive problem you have been diagnosed with, our veteran-focused medical professionals at Elite Medical Review Associates will examine all potential links to service and prepare a strong, convincing nexus letter to submit with your VA benefits claim.


Decades of experience with veterans’ disability claims, our doctors are renowned for their meticulous research, recognition of all relevant scientific links between service events and digestive and GI problems, and diligent nexus letter preparation.

If you’re currently seeking VA benefits for GI, liver, or digestive disoders, or wanting to appeal
a denied claim, contact Elite Medical Review Associates today. We can help.

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