Analgesic Nephropathy and Receiving Social Security Disability
An analgesic is any medication that is intended to relieve pain and discomfort. The analgesics that you can buy over-the-counter (without a prescription) include aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen sodium and acetaminophen.
There are some conditions that make taking these painkilling medications dangerous for your kidneys. If you take one, or a combination of these analgesics regularly over a long period of time, it may increase your risk of kidney problems.
Analgesic nephropathy is a type of chronic kidney disease. It gradually develops over a long period of time to end-stage renal disease. When it reaches this point you will need permanent dialysis or a kidney transplant to restore renal (kidney) function.
Analgesic nephropathy develops in 4 out of every 100,000 people in the United States. It usually occurs in women over the age of 30.
There are a variety of effects that analgesic nephropathy may have on you. Some of these include:
Blood in your urine
A decrease in urine output
An increased frequency or urgency of urination
Numbness or decreased sensation in your hands and feet
Pain in your back or side area where your kidneys are located
Vomiting and Nausea
Bleeding or bruising easily
A decrease in alertness such as delirium/confusion, lethargy or drowsiness
Generalized swelling (edema)
Weakness or fatigue.
These effects caused by analgesic nephropathy could make it difficult for you to work and hold a job. In addition, there are several serious complications that can also occur with this disease that may cause you to be disabled. Some of these are:
Chronic renal failure
Urinary tract infections that are recurrent or chronic
High blood pressure (Hypertension)
Acute renal failure
Transitional cell carcinoma of the ureters or kidney
Renal papillary necrosis (tissue death).
If this describes your situation, you may need help. You may need financial assistance.
Who can you turn to for help? Where will the financial assistance that you need come from? Who is going to help you?
Have you thought about applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because of the disability caused by analgesic nephropathy and/or complications that have occurred along with it? Have you already done this and been denied by the Social Security Administration?
You may be wondering what to do next? What options do you have? Do you have any recourse?
One step that you can take is to appeal the denial by the Social Security Administration. If you decide to do this, here is something for you to think about.
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