Bacterial Gastroenteritis and Receiving Social Security Disability
Your stomach is a hollow crescent-shaped organ that is made-up of several strong, muscular layers. Your stomach lies and is protected under your rib cage. It is connected at one opening to your esophagus and at the other opening to your small intestine.
Your stomach stores, mixes and digests the food that you eat. It also functions to protect you from infectious organisms that you may have ingested.
Gastroenteritis is a disease that is evidenced by inflammation and irritation of your stomach and intestines (gastrointestinal tract). Gastroenteritis is also characterized by dehydration (your body not having enough water and fluids).
Bacterial gastroenteritis is gastroenteritis that is caused by bacteria. Each different bacterial organism that causes this disease may produce slightly varying signs and symptoms, but all are marked by diarrhea.
Bacterial gastroenteritis is referred to in other ways. It is also called acute gastroenteritis, gastroenteritis bacterial and infectious diarrhea bacterial gastroenteritis.
Bacterial gastroenteritis is a common health problem in the United States. Each year, about 1 in 1,000 people get this disease. This means that around 3 million people develop bacterial gastroenteritis each year in the United States.
There are several different types of bacteria that can cause bacterial gastroenteritis. Some of these are:
There are several possible sources of these bacteria. Some of these include:
Improperly prepared food
Reheated meat dishes
As mentioned earlier, each different bacterial organism may cause slightly different signs and symptoms. However, diarrhea is a common sign and symptom of bacterial gastroenteritis, regardless of which bacteria is causing it. Some of the possible signs and symptoms that you may experience include:
Loss of appetite.
You or a loved one may have had bacterial gastroenteritis. Complications that have resulted from bacterial gastroenteritis and/or an underlying condition that you have along with this disease may be the reason for your disability and why you cannot work.
You may need help if this is the case. You may need financial assistance.
You or your loved one may have decided to apply for the financial help that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of complications that have resulted from bacterial gastroenteritis and/or an underlying condition that you have along with this disease. You or your loved one may have already applied, and your claim was been denied by the Social Security Administration.
If you or your loved one intends on reapplying or appealing the denial, here is something very important that you need to keep in mind. It is an established fact that people who have a disability lawyer in their corner like the one you will find at Disability Case Review are approved more often than people who are not represented by a disability attorney.