Irritable bowel syndrome is a disease where the person experiences serious changes in bowel movements. These are not the same as inflammatory bowel disease because the structure of the bowel is normal with irritable bowel syndrome.

woman with irritable bowel syndrome

It is unknown how this occurs but is understood as linked to lack of fiber in the diet, anxiety, depression or excessive caffeine consumption. The diagnosis of IBS can change the daily life of a person in many ways, sometimes leading to an inability to work.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms Includes:

  • Stomach Pain
  • Gas
  • Feeling Full
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

These symptoms should be at least three days out of the month for at least three months for a diagnosis. These symptoms may be reduced by going to the bathroom and may become worse if you change the frequency of bowel movements. This disease can make life outside of the home, and even inside of the home very difficult for a person. This makes going to work, even if the person is completely willing to go back to work, nearly impossible.

Irritable bowel syndrome can be a debilitating disease that keeps you out of work for long periods of time. If you or a loved one has this disease and it is affecting your life so severely that your doctor tells you that you should not return to work, contact an experienced RI Social Security Disability attorney right away. An experienced Social Security attorney in Rhode Island can help you to make important life decisions and can ease the stress of the application process to the Social Security Administration. Nearly 75 percent of all first time applicants for Social Security Disability are denied benefits. This denial is generally not because the disability is not worthy of benefits, but rather because the paperwork was not what the Social Security Administration was looking for.

medical record for person with irritable bowel syndromeWhen looking to approve or deny a claim for Disability benefits, the Social Security Administration relies heavily on the medical record provided to them as well as the opinion of the treating physician. It is important to have an attorney look these papers over in order to be sure that they accurately reflect the pain that you are experiencing. An experienced Social Security Disability attorney can ensure that you put the best claim forward for benefits that you have and can also reduce the stress of compiling and reading all of the information yourself. Dealing with the symptoms of Irritable bowel syndrome can be stressful and a competent and experienced RI Social Security Disability attorney can ease the stress and pain of fighting for your right to Social Security Disability compensation. An experienced RI Social Security Disability attorney can also ensure that the Social Security Administration is aware of the extent of your disability and your inability to work.

Contact the Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates

person with irritable bowel syndrome talking to a personal injury lawyerIf you have a lawyer prior to filing a claim with the Social Security Administration, your chances of succeeding are nearly doubled. Not only are your chances of success greater, but you will begin receiving your benefits more quickly. If you plan on, or are currently doing business with the Social Security Administration, call The Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates now. We can help to ensure that your claim is processed quickly, efficiently, and successfully. We at d’Oliveira & Associates are highly skilled in the area of Social Security Disability law and have helped many clients successfully. Please contact The Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.