Autonomic Diabetic Neuropathy and Receiving Social Security Disability
Neuropathy refers to a variety of injuries or diseases that affect your nerves cells or nerves. This may mean your peripheral nervous system or your central nervous system.
Your peripheral nervous system is made up of those nerves that are outside of your spinal cord and brain. It is the vast communications network that transmits information from your spinal cord and brain (the central nervous system) to every other area of your body.
Peripheral neuropathy refers to any kind of damage to your peripheral nervous system. It distorts and sometimes interrupts messages between your brain and the rest of your body like static on a telephone line.
There are more than 100 types of peripheral neuropathy. This disorder affects over 20 million people in the United States.
One of the hurtful things that diabetes does is to damage your nerves. One of the common complications associated with diabetes is damage to the nerves that cause you to feel sensations like pain. This complication of diabetes is called diabetic neuropathy.
Autonomic diabetic neuropathy is one of the types of diabetic neuropathy. It usually affects your digestive system. It particularly affects your urinary system, sex organs, stomach and blood vessels.
There are several different symptoms that you may experience with autonomic diabetic neuropathy. These may include:
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You or a loved one may be suffering from autonomic diabetic neuropathy. Autonomic diabetic neuropathy and/or complications brought about by it or other disorders that you have in conjunction with this condition may have caused you or your loved ones disability and inability to work.
Because of this, you may need assistance. You may need financial help.
You or your loved one may be thinking about applying for the financial assistance that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by autonomic diabetic neuropathy and/or complications that have developed from it or other disorders that you have in conjunction with this condition. You may have already done this and been turned down by the Social Security Administration.
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- Decreased or increased sweating
- Problems with exercising
- Increased heart rate while resting
- Hypoglycemia unawareness (lack of awareness that your blood sugar levels are low)
- Gastroparesis (slow emptying of your stomach) that leads to vomiting, loss of appetite and nausea
- Bladder difficulties that include urinary incontinence or frequent urinary tract infections
- Vaginal dryness and other sexual problems in women
- Erectile dysfunction in men
- Uncontrolled diarrhea, constipation or a combination of the two
- Changes in the way your eyes adjust from light to dark
- Difficulty regulating your body temperature
- Orthostatic hypotension (sharp drops in blood pressure when you get up from lying down or sitting) that may make you feel faint or lightheaded.