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 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.
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.
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.
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.