Stomach, digestive and liver problems are very disabling diseases that can lead to a person being out of work for extended periods of time. The medical history surrounding the inability to work is very important. People who have stomach, intestine and liver problems find it very difficult to work while dealing with these illnesses.

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Among some of the diseases that are recognized by the Social Security Administration as being debilitating diseases are:

Diagram of a patient with stomach intestine and liver problems.

  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome): This is a disease that involves much stomach pain and cramping, changes in bowel movements and the symptoms may get worse over time. The cause of this disease is unknown but this disease can be very severe and life altering.
  • 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.
  • Cirrhosis: When the liver is scarred and functions poorly this is the final phase of chronic liver disease. The symptoms are confusion, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, chronic nosebleeds, swelling of the stomach, throwing up blood, weakness, losing weight and yellowing skin.
  • Crohn’s Disease: This disease affects the digestive system is when the bowel or intestine are inflamed. The symptoms include belly pain, fever, loss of appetite, changes in bowel movements, weight loss and drowsiness.
  • Diverticulitis: When there are small, bulging pouches of the intestinal lining that become enlarged. This disease causes tenderness in the stomach, bloating or gas, chills, nausea, vomiting, fever and decreased appetite.
  • Hepatitis B/C: Swelling of the liver due to an infection of the Hepatitis B virus. This is caused by blood transfusions, sexual contact, tattoos or sharing of personal items. There may be no symptoms of hepatitis B at first, but then it increases into a long period of feeling sick. Then, the infected person becomes violently ill. The symptoms include appetite loss, exhaustion, pain in muscles and joints, low fever and yellowing skin.
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhaging: When there is bleeding in the digestive system caused by some non-serious conditions but also may be due to Stomach, intestine and liver 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.
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease: 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.
  • Pancreatitis: Inflammation of the pancreas that affects the digestive system and insulin production. The symptoms of pancreatitis include stomach pain, chills, fever, yellowing skin, clammy skin, nausea, vomiting, weakness and excessive weight loss.

Stomach, intestine and liver problems 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 stomach, intestine and liver 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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