Gastrointestinal disorders are those that affect the digestive tract. They are diseases in which the bowel looks normal but doesn’t function normally. Gastrointestinal disorders require a serious alteration in ones everyday life.

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Gastrointestinal disorders may require constant access to a bathroom or changes in diet. The lawyers at d’Oliveira & Associates can help you to file a successful Rhode Island Social Security Disability claim.

Some typical gastrointestinal disorders that are accepted by the Social Security Administration include:

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  • Chronic Liver Disease: Progressive destruction of the liver that is caused by a host of other life-threatening diseases. The signs and symptoms are tiredness, hyperventilation, jaundice and bruising.
  • Crohn’s Disease: This disease affects the digestive system when the bowel or intestine are inflamed. The symptoms include belly pain, fever, loss of appetite, changes in bowel movements, weight loss and drowsiness.
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux: A disease where the part of the stomach that holds it closed is allowing acid to come from the stomach into the throat. Some typical symptoms of this disease are cough, asthma, damaged teeth or laryngitis.
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhaging: When there is bleeding in the digestive system caused by some non-serious conditions but also may be due to Gastrointestinal problems or intestinal polyps in the digestive system. The symptoms might include bleeding from the rectum, blood on toilet paper or in toilet bowl or vomiting blood.
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): When the intestines become swollen and red. The severity of the disease differs as it progresses. Some days it can be debilitating and other days it can be manageable. Symptoms of IBD are stomach cramps, bloody stool, urgency when going to the bathroom, fever, hunger loss, anemia and weight loss.
  • Interstitial Cyctitis: The bladder wall becomes inflamed and causes a painful stomach pressure. This can be misdiagnosed as a urinary tract infection and people go years without a correct diagnosis. It is very painful and the symptoms include pain during intercourse, urinating frequently, pelvic pain and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
  • Peptic Ulcers: Painful sores in the stomach or small intestine. Symptoms of peptic ulcers are burning pain in the stomach, bloating, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, weight loss and serious pain in the stomach.
  • Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS): A condition where the vitamins and food nutrients are not absorbed in the body properly. The symptoms include diarrhea, excessive exhaustion, swelling of the legs, peptic ulcers and weight loss.

Gastrointestinal issues can be debilitating diseases that keep 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.

A patient's medical record for carpal tunnel and social security disability.When 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 gastrointestinal problems 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.

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A man with a gastrointestinal disorder meets with a personal injury lawyer. His wife is also present.If 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.