Understanding Nephrotic Syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome is a genitourinary disorder that can significantly diminish an individual’s ability to maintain a normal lifestyle, including regular employment. Nephrotic syndrome causes excessive amounts of protein to enter the urine through tiny pores in the kidney, causing several unpleasant and disabling symptoms. This disorder may come as a result of any number of primary diseases, and if caught early, it is typically treatable. Unfortunately, though, nephrotic syndrome is not always diagnosed early, rendering sufferers of this disorder unable to work for long periods of time.

If you or someone you love has nephrotic syndrome and is in need of Social Security disability benefits, the first step is consulting a knowledgeable Social Security disability attorney about your options. At the Hankey Law Office, our legal team has decades of experience in Social Security disability cases and can help you get the benefits you need. To speak with an Indianapolis Social Security disability attorney about your case today, contact our offices at 317-634-8565.

Symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome

The excess buildup of protein in the urine due to kidney problems causes multiple symptoms that can become obstacles to fulfilling work-related duties. These symptoms include:

  • Edema, or swelling of certain areas of the body, particularly the face
  • Puffy eyes
  • Buildup of fluid in the abdominal region
  • Anemia
  • Shortness of breath

If left untreated, nephrotic syndrome can cause renal failure, potentially limiting the options for treatment to drastic methods such as kidney transplant or dialysis.

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For many people, nephrotic syndrome alone is not enough to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. However, this syndrome and the complications associated with it may be evaluated together by the Social Security Administration, resulting in a disability ruling. If you would like more information on getting the benefits you need, an Indianapolis Social Security disability attorney of the Hankey Law Office can help. Contact us today at 317-634-8565.