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Burning Tongue Syndrome and Receiving Social Security Disability

Burning tongue syndrome is a disorder that is evidenced by pain in your mouth, tongue and/or lips. You may feel just as if your mouth has been scalded or burned with some type of hot liquid. Burning tongue syndrome may also be marked by a metallic or bitter taste in your mouth or a sore or dry mouth. Burning tongue syndrome is referred to in other ways. It is also called stomatodynia, glossodynia, burning mouth syndrome, scalded mouth syndrome and burning lips syndrome. Men and women are both affected by burning tongue syndrome, but it develops most often in women who are middle-aged and older. It occurs quite often in women during and after menopause. Burning tongue syndrome affects somewhere around 5% of the population of the United States.

Possible conditions indicating Burning Tongue Syndrome

Burning tongue syndrome may be associated with other underlying medical conditions. This disorder may also be an indication of other medical ailments. Some of these are: If the cause of your burning tongue syndrome cannot be found, the disorder is considered to be primary or idiopathic. What this means is that burning tongue syndrome has occurred independently of any other condition. Researchers think that idiopathic burning tongue syndrome may be associated with sensory and taste nerves of your central or peripheral nervous system. When burning tongue syndrome is due to an underlying condition, it is known as secondary burning tongue syndrome. Underlying conditions that may lead to burning tongue syndrome include:  

Risks and Signs that you may have Burning Tongue Syndrome

There are some risk factors that may increase your likelihood of developing burning tongue syndrome. Some of these are being a woman over the age of 50, traumatic events in life, previous dental procedures, an upper respiratory tract infection, stress, allergic reactions to food and having a high density of the small tongue bumps called papillae. There are several different signs and symptom that may be caused by burning tongue syndrome. Some of these include:
  1. ?  Changes in your eating habits
  2. ?  Pain that may be spontaneous and gradual but that gets more severe as the day goes on
  3. ?  A burning sensation in your tongue, mouth, lips and throat
  4. ?  Loss of taste
  5. ?  Alterations of your taste
  6. ?  An increase in thirst
  7. ?  Restlessness that may lead to things like anxiety, depression, irritability and mood changes
  8. ?  A scalded feeling in your mouth
  9. ?  Changes in the medications that you are taking
  10. ?  Interference with your sleeping
  11. ?  Dry mouth
  12. ?  A metallic or bitter taste in your mouth
You may be disabled and unable to work because of complications that have been caused by burning tongue syndrome and/or other conditions that you also have along with this disorder. If so, do you need financial help? Did you apply for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration? Were you denied? If you plan on reapplying or appealing your denial, your really should have the disability attorney at on your side. The disability attorney at can get you the disability benefits that you have coming to you.