Crohn’s Disease and Disability

Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune disorder affecting the digestive tract. As an autoimmune disorder, it it’s caused by the body’s immune system attacking the digestive tract, mistaking it for an invader. The symptoms of Crohn’s disease can be difficult to endure, but modern medicine can ease the symptoms.

However, if a patient’s Crohn’s disease is still disabling, despite medical treatment, disability assistance from the Social Security Administration can help.

Autoimmune disorders can affect nearly any part of the body: asthma, for example, is an autoimmune disorder of the lungs. Because Crohn’s disease affects the digestive tract, its early symptoms typically include abdominal pain and diarrhea. As the disease intensifies, however, patients can experience intestinal
bleeding. It can even be necessary to perform surgery to remove parts of the intestines. Symptoms can start in childhood, and research suggests there is a genetic component to the disease.

In order to qualify for disability, it is necessary to demonstrate that you have worked in the past year and that your condition is so debilitating that you are unable to work. The Social Security Administration has set forth criteria for many diseases, including Crohn’s disease. In putting together a request for
disability, it is necessary to work with your doctor to ensure that you clearly express the full extent of your illness.

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The experienced Indianapolis social security lawyers of the Hankey Law Office can help you work through the often-confusing intricacies of disability law. With our help, you can communicate your need for disability as effectively as possible. To discuss your case, contact the Hankey Law Office today at (800) 520-3633.