Aplastic Anemia and Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits
Anemia is a disorder that develops when your blood does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Your red blood cells are the main transporters of oxygen to your organs.
If your red blood cells do not have enough hemoglobin, your body will not have a sufficient amount of iron. When your organs do not get enough oxygen, you experience signs and symptoms associated with anemia.
Somewhere around 3.5 million people have one of the different types of anemia in the United States. The most common blood condition in America is anemia. It is most common in women and people with chronic diseases.
Senior citizens are also more likely to get anemia. This is because of other medical conditions and poor diet.
There are more than 400 types of anemia. All of these vary greatly in their causes and treatments.
Aplastic anemia is one of the forms of anemia that can be extremely serious and severe. Although it can develop at any age, Aplastic anemia is most common in people between 10 and 20 years of age and those over age 40.
Fortunately, aplastic anemia is a rare disorder. It affects men slightly more than women. People of all ethnic groups are affected by aplastic anemia.
Aplastic anemia involves a failure of your bone marrow to produce enough blood cells for circulation. It causes you to have lower counts in all three of your blood cell types: red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
There are several ways that aplastic anemia can affect you. They include causing you to experience:
Prolonged or frequent infections
Shortness of breath especially with exercise or exertion
Rapid heart rate
Easy or unexplained bruising
Bleeding gums and nosebleeds
Prolonged bleeding from cuts
There are serious problems that can occur along with or because of aplastic anemia. The danger of uncontrolled bleeding and a greater risk of getting infections are two of the complications involving aplastic anemia.
These complications and effects that aplastic anemia can cause may render you or a loved one to be disabled.
Is this true of you or your loved one? Is aplastic anemia the cause of your disability?
Do you need help? Do you need financial help because of you or your loved ones disability?
Have you or your loved one applied for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration and been denied? You or your loved one may be thinking about appealing the denial by the Social Security Administration.
If you do, here is something to think about. You may need a disability attorney to help you through this procedure. The reason for this is because people who are represented by a disability lawyer are approved more often than people without an attorney.