Endocrine disorders affect the glands of the human body. For example, when disorders cause the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pancreas glands to overwork or underwork the other systems of a person’s body can be negatively impacted. This post will briefly mention some of the major diseases and disorders that Floridians suffer from and that are caused by endocrine complications but readers are cautioned that the information contained herein does not provide legal or medical advice.
Thyroid disorders are somewhat common among Americans. Problems with the functioning of a person’s thyroid can affect the individual’s metabolism and weight which can in turn impact their levels of energy, anxiety and stress. Certain thyroid disorders may qualify applicants for Social Security disability benefits.
Additionally, diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2 are both endocrine disorders that are caused by problems associated with individuals pancreatic glands. Complications from both types of diabetes can be life-threatening and can affect individuals’ blood glucose levels and can contribute to the development of mental disorders. Depending upon the severity of a person’s diabetes diagnosis they may be evaluated to qualify for disability benefits based on their existing endocrine condition.
A host of other endocrine-related illnesses and disorders are listed in the Social Security Administration’s collection of qualifying illnesses and disorders. To secure Social Security disability benefits, however, individuals who suffer from these pervasive diseases must successfully submit applications that document the type, duration and severity of their conditions. Lawyers who work in the Social Security disability benefits field are well-suited to provide case-specific guidance to those who need benefits to get by.