Author Archives: Disability Advocate

Anxious Personality Disorder

Personality disorder is a wide and large term that is used to refer to a form of mental illness. Personality disorder is marked by the way that you comprehend situations, the way that you think and the way that you relate to others as being dysfunctional. You may not be aware of the fact that there are many different, specific types of personality disorders. Continue reading

Idiopathic Facial Paralysis and Receiving Social Security Disability

This could happen to you at any time. You go to bed one night with everything being alright. When you wake up the next morning, however, your face feels stiff and odd. You discover that you are not able to smile completely. You also discover that one of your eyes will not close, and it is dripping with tears.  You may wonder what has happened to you during the night. You may be fearful that you have had a stroke. However, if the muscle weakness or paralysis that you are experiencing does not involve anything except your face, you may have a condition that is known as idiopathic facial paralysis. Continue reading

Synpharyngitic Glomerulonephritis and Receiving Social Security Disability

Your kidneys are located in your abdomen toward the back. Normally, one is on each side of your spine.  Your kidneys receive their blood supply by means of the renal arteries directly from your aorta. They carry blood back to your heart through the renal veins to the vena cava. (The term “renal” is taken from the Latin name for kidney.)  This post is about Synpharyngitic glomerulonephritis, a kidney ailment that hinders your kidneys’ ability to remove excess waste and fluids. Continue reading

Prostate Gland Enlargement and Receiving Social Security Disability

For a man, your prostate is the small walnut-shaped gland in your male reproductive system that has the job of making seminal fluid. Seminal fluid is the fluid that carries and nourishes sperm.  Learn about prostate gland enlargement and how you can possibly receive disability benefits if you have it. Continue reading

Parsonage Turner Syndrome and Receiving Social Security Disability

Parsonage Turner syndrome, a neurological disorder, is one of the many types of peripheral neuropathy.  Peripheral neuropathy is the medical term that refers to any type of damage that takes place that affects your peripheral nervous system. When you experience damage to your peripheral nervous system, it causes interference with these critical connections with your brain.  Peripheral neuropathy is similar to static on a telephone line. Because of peripheral neuropathy, messages between your brain and the rest of your body are distorted and sometimes interrupted.   Over 20 million people in the United States are afflicted with peripheral neuropathy. Nearly 60% of everyone who has diabetes, also has peripheral neuropathy.   Peripheral neuropathy is an extremely broad disorder. There are more than 100 types of peripheral neuropathy that have been identified. Each one of these forms of peripheral neuropathy has its own characteristic pattern of development, signs and symptoms and prognosis. Continue reading

Brachial Plexus Palsy and Receiving Social Security Disability

Neuropathy is a medical term that refers to malfunctions or diseases that involve your peripheral nervous system. Neuropathy is often used as a synonym for peripheral neuropathy.  This post speaks in depth about Brachial Plexus Palsy, the signs and symptoms, and how you could possibly get disability with an experienced attorney. Continue reading

Herniation Syndrome and Receiving Social Security Disability

Herniation syndrome is a disorder that is characterized by the connective tissue of your brain, cerebrospinal fluid and blood vessels becoming displaced outside of the compartments in your head where they are normally located. This comes about as the result of an increase in intracranial pressure. Intracranial pressure is the pressure inside of your skull. Continue reading

Lobstein Syndrome and Receiving Social Security Disability

Lobstein syndrome is a skeletal disease that is marked by having extremely fragile bones that fracture (break) easily. These broken bones often occur under loads that would not cause normal bones to fracture.

Lobstein syndrome is a connective tissue disease. Lobstein syndrome takes place as a result of malfunction in your body’s production of the protein collagen. In the case of lobstein syndrome, the quality of the collagen that is produced by your body is too poor, or the amount is too little. Continue reading