A Peptic Ulcer and Receiving Social Security Disability
A peptic ulcer is an open sore that forms in the inside lining of your stomach, esophagus or upper small intestine (duodenum). In fact, it may surprise you to know that more peptic ulcers develop in your duodenum than in your stomach.
A peptic ulcer is characterized by burning stomach pain. It is usually acidic and can be extremely painful.
A peptic ulcer is a common condition. About 20 million people in the United States will have a peptic ulcer during there lifetime according to the American College of Gastroenterology. This represents about 10% of the American population. Somewhere between 350,000 and 500,000 new cases and more than 1 million ulcer-related hospitalizations take place each year in the United States.
A peptic ulcer usually develops between the ages of 30 and 50. Men have a peptic ulcer twice as often as women.
A peptic ulcer is referred to in other ways. It is also known as PUD, peptic ulcer disease or ulcus pepticum.
A peptic ulcer forms in an area where tissue has been destroyed by stomach acid and gastric juices. The mucous membrane that lines your digestive tract erodes and causes a gradual breakdown of tissue.
Depending on where a peptic ulcer is located is what determines its name. If it occurs in your stomach, it is called a gastric ulcer. A duodenum ulcer develops in your duodenum. An esophageal ulcer forms in your esophagus
There are several different signs and symptoms that you may experience with a peptic ulcer. Some of these are:
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You or a loved one may have or have had a peptic ulcer. Complications that have resulted from this disorder and/or other disabling conditions along with it may be what are causing you or your loved one to be disabled and in need of financial help.
You or your loved one may be thinking about applying for financial assistance from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by complications that have resulted from a peptic ulcer and/or other disabling conditions along with it. You or your loved one may have already applied and been turned down by the Social Security Administration.
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- Unintended weight loss
- Pain that occurs two to three hours after you eat
- A poor appetite
- Abdominal pain that has a gnawing or burning sensation
- Dyspepsia (indigestion)
- Pain that is often worse when you have an empty stomach
- Stomach pain at nighttime
- Pain that disappears and then returns for a few days or weeks
- Pain that may be relieved by taking an acid-reducing medication or eating certain foods that buffer stomach acid
- Having stools that are tarry or black
- Having dark blood in your stools.