Listing of Impairments – Crohn’s Disease | Bradenton Social Security Disability Lawyer

Over 500,000 to 2 million Americans suffer from Crohn’s disease.

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the intestines which causes ulcerations in the small and large intestines. However, as pointed out in article on Crohn’s disease found at Crohn’s on Line http://www.crohnsonline.com/About/Default.aspx

it can affect your digestive system at any point. It is also known as granulomatous enteritis or colitis, regional enteritis or ileitis.

Crohn’s causes inflammation that will extend deep into the lining. It is very painful and can make you move your bowels frequently. Symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, loss of appetite and weight loss. These symptoms fluctuate and are recurrent.

It is considered an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and can be hard to diagnose. The symptoms are similar to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and ulcerative colitis.

The cause of Crohn’s disease hasn’t been determined but dietary, infectious, and genetic factors play a role. 20% of the people with Crohn’s disease have a blood relative with some form of irritable bowel disease. (IBD).

If you do not meet a Section 5.0 Digestive System Listing, it will be important to develop the exertional and non-exertional problems you have by having your physician fill out a Crohn’s disease questionnaire. Claims for Social Security disability benefits as a result of Crohn’s disease can be won with proper development of medical evidence.

You can look at Section 5.0 Digestive System Impairments by clicking here

http://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/5.00-Digestive-Adult.htm

Contact Nancy Cavey, a St. Petersburg Social Security attorney, for assistance with your social security disability application for Crohn’s.

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