Floridians who are suffering from Crohn’s disease might not even realize that they have an illness that qualifies them to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits for illness. In some instances, the sufferer might not even know he or she has Crohn’s disease. This is why it is important to understand the symptoms of the disease, its complications and how a person’s daily functionality can be negatively affected to the point where they can receive SSD benefits.
An inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease results in the inflammation of the digestive tract’s lining. For certain patients, it only affects the last segment of the small intestine. Others have it located in the colon.
Crohn’s disease can be mild or severe, and it can come without prior warning. For some, there are time periods where the disease will be in remission. Symptoms of Crohn’s disease include diarrhea, fever, fatigue, pain in the abdomen, like cramps, blood in the stool, sores in the mouth, a loss of appetite, reduction in weight and perianal disease.
Those suffering from Crohn’s disease might experience inflammation, bowel obstruction, ulcers, fistulas, anal fissures, malnutrition, colon cancer, anemia, osteoporosis, liver and gallbladder disease. There can also be medication issues that can raise the risk of infections and even lead to a minor danger of lymphoma and skin cancer.
Needless to say, these complications can not only make it more difficult for a person. But, it can make it all but impossible to work a normal job and fulfill the duties that accompany it.
Being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease can make life difficult. The treatments and need to run to the rest room often make it a viable case to receive SSD benefits. Those who have Crohn’s disease or have the symptoms of Crohn’s disease need to understand how to be properly diagnosed, receive documentation that they have the disease and how to move forward following the proper procedures to be declared disabled and receive an approval for disability. Speaking to a legal professional experienced in helping clients suffering from Crohn’s disease receive disability benefits is a key to filing a claim and having a good chance of being approved.
Source: MayoClinic.org, “Crohn’s Disease Symptoms,” accessed on Nov. 8, 2015