Getting Social Security Disability for Dry Gangrene

Can I get Social Security Disability for dry gangrene? If this is something you want to know, it is probably because you are afflicted with dry gangrene, and complications that have resulted from dry gangrene and/or an underlying disorder that you have in addition to this ailment have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.

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When an area or segment of your body decays and dies, gangrene is what this is called. Gangrene can occur anywhere on your body, but it most often takes place on your fingers, toes, hands and feet.

Gangrene can occur in different forms. This includes internal gangrene, Fournier’s gangrene, wet gangrene, gas gangrene and dry gangrene.

Advances slowly

Dry gangrene is a type of gangrene that usually develops and advances slowly. Dry gangrene involves shriveled and dry skin that may appear anywhere from brown to purplish-blue to black in color. Your affected skin sloughs off over time.

Dry gangrene is the most common type of gangrene. It occurs most frequently in people who are afflicted with a blood vessel disease like atherosclerosis or diabetes.

There are certain signs and symptoms that may suggest the presence of dry gangrene. Some of these include:

A reddish line that develops around your affected skin
Over time, the affected area has a brown discoloration
Lacking a sense of touch in an isolated area
Sores that keep returning to the same place on your body
The affected part of your body becomes cold and numb
A wound that is sore, swollen or red
The affected area becomes shriveled and black
A wound that smells bad or is filled with pus
Pain that starts as a dull ache in the affected area, but rapidly becomes extremely severe.

Gangrene is caused by a loss of blood supply to a segment or part of your body. Gangrene usually results from an injury, underlying illness and/or infection.

Dry gangrene is caused by a reduction of blood flow in and through your arteries. Several things may cause this to occur which include:

High cholesterol
Surgery
Chemotherapy
Smoking
Blood vessel disease
Trauma
Immunosuppressive medications
Diabetes mellitus
HIV
Exposure to extreme cold
Circulatory problems
Atherosclerosis
An arterial blockage that results from an embolism
Arteriosclerosis
An arterial blockage that is due to a thrombosis
High blood pressure (hypertension).

Again, you may be afflicted with dry gangrene. Complications that have resulted from this ailment and/or an underlying disorder that you have in addition to it may have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.

Have you applied for the financial assistance that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security Disability? Were you denied?

Important fact

If you plan on reapplying or appealing your denial, here is an important fact that you may not know. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one at disabilitycasereview.com, are approved more often than claimants who do not have a disability attorney standing with them.

The wise thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at disabilitycasereview.com, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.

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