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An illness can be a long-term, disabling condition

This year, influenza has hit the nation at an alarming pace and caused thousands of people to suffer miserable symptoms and miss days of work, school and other important commitments. Unfortunately, Oklahoma was not left out. Luckily though, for most, rest and time give them relief from their ailments. Illnesses, such as the flu, common cold and other transient diseases, are short-term issues that cause conditions that people can get over. Other illnesses, however, can be serious and last a lifetime, preventing people from leading normal lives.

SSD benefits are available for Oklahomans with IBD

Oklahomans who are diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease will understand how difficult it is to function normally and hold a job while suffering from it. IBDs include ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. There are common denominators with these disorders even though they are slightly different. With that, they can be treated similarly. With IBD, people suffer from remissions and exacerbations and the amount of time these last can vary. Since IBD can be so problematic for a person who is trying to work, its diagnosis and the circumstances treating it could be sufficient to meet the federal regulations to receive Social Security disability benefits for illness.

The basics of cardiovascular diseases

The heart is one of the most important organs in the human body, providing blood flow throughout the body. On average and under normal conditions, the heart beats between 60 and 100 times per minute, and as much as 100,000 times per day. It should go without saying that when there are issues with the heart, it can lead to serious, catastrophic or even deadly results to the victim.

Considering the feasibility of working with osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a potentially debilitating disease that affects the joints, cartilage and bones in the body. It can occur in many areas, but it is most commonly found in the hips, thumbs and knees. According to the National Institutes of Health, it is the most common joint disorder found in patients within the United States, but the symptoms can make work difficult for many  sufferers.

Will a person get more SSD benefits if her illness worsens?


There is nothing more important to many Oklahoma residents than their personal health and well-being. Accordingly, when individuals are suffering from a disability or illness, it is vital that they be able to take the time and effort necessary to focus on their health and well-being. A major part of this may be receiving Social Security disability benefits for an illness, in order to address the financial concerns that can be present when a person is suffering from a disability or illness.

Blood test may unlock the mystery for depression sufferers

For the 18 million adults in the U.S. that suffer from depression, the road to finding solutions can be a long and arduous one. Before being formally diagnosed, one may have to deal with years of unsettling highs and lows, doubts and criticisms about why you just can't find your way. Even more frustrating (and troubling) is cycling through a number of medications without finding relief.

Should I tell my employer about my mental disability?

In a prior post, we highlighted the way that Social Security disability benefits can help people suffering from mental disabilities. Essentially, people suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and schizophrenia, for example, can petition for benefits so that they can help make ends meet. It is estimated that mental illness is a reason for many new petitions. 

New studies may unlock causes of schizophrenia

Gains in genetic research may not only unlock medical mysteries, they may lead to relief for countless people suffering from mental health conditions. One example of such gains can be seen in research to determine the origins and causes of schizophrenia. While so many people are estimated to suffer from the condition (about 24 million worldwide) there are ostensibly many different forms that are attributed to it.

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