Signs and Treatments of Crohn’s Disease
Crohn’s Disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that primarily affects the intestinal tract of those affected. It occurs when the body’s immune system mistakes the intestinal environment as foreign bodies and sends white blood cells to the intestines, causing swelling and discomfort. Crohn’s Disease can affect portions of the intestine, with other portions remaining functional.
Because Crohn’s Disease can affect many areas of the body, including intestines, joints, eyes, skin, and liver, the symptoms associated with the disease vary widely. They sometimes include persistent diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite, vomiting, rashes, arthritis, fatigue, and confusion. There is also an increased risk of colon cancer associated with Crohn’s Disease.
Currently, there is no cure for Crohn’s Disease, and management is often required for a lifetime. Medications are the first line of treatment. If medication proves ineffective, Crohn’s Disease patients can sometimes be helped by a resectioning of the intestine – removing the sick and damaged portions and connecting the healthy portions.
SSD Benefits For Crohn’s Disease
Crohn’s Disease can make life difficult. It often means that you have to be near a bathroom, have to carefully watch what you eat and when, and lack the energy to go about your daily life. If Crohn’s Disease keeps you from working for at least 12 months, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. Apply as soon as you know that you will be unable to work for a year to ensure that you get all of the benefits that you deserve.
Applying for SSD
Whether you are applying for Social Security Disability, or have been denied, the lawyers at Berger and Green can help you decide how best to move forward with your case. If you have questions about your claim for Social Security Disability or SSI, or have been denied, call Berger and Green for a free consultation of your claim. When choosing an attorney for your Social Security Disability claim or SSI, choose an attorney with experience. Call Berger and Green at 1-(412) 661-1400 for your free consultation today.
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