Can I Get Social Security Disability for Copper Storage Disease
Can I get Social Security Disability for copper storage disease? If this is something you want to know, it is probably because you have this disease, and it and/or complications that have resulted from it or other debilitating conditions that you have along with it have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
Copper storage disease is an inherited (genetic) disease that is marked by too much copper building up in your body. The disease causes an excessive amount of copper to accumulate in your liver, brain, eyes and other vital organs.
In order to have good health, you need small amounts of copper. The reason for this is that copper plays an important part in promoting healthy nerves, collagen, bones and the skin pigment melanin.
On the other hand, too much copper is poisonous to you. Too much copper can result in potentially fatal organ damage if it continues for too long a time.
You may not have any signs or symptoms with copper storage disease for several years. When you do start to experience signs and symptoms, they depend on where too much copper occurs in your body. For example, if copper builds up in your liver, you may experience:Swelling of your liver or spleenYellowing of the whites of your eyes and/or your skin (jaundice)The build up of fluid in your legs or abdomenA tendency to bruise easilyFatigueAbdominal painEpisodes of vomiting.
Neurological signs and symptoms may occur if there is too much copper in your central nervous system. These include:Changes in your behaviorAn unsteady walkDifficulty swallowingProblems with speechSlow movementUncontrolled or an odd type of movement or tremors in your armsMuscle stiffnessSeizuresHeadachesDifficulty writing.Copper storage disease may also cause psychological signs and symptoms.Some of these are:Inability to concentrateDepressionMood swingsExtremely emotional and argumentative behavior that seems to indicate a change in personality.In addition, if too much copper in your brain remains untreated, this can result in severe problems including:Severe rigiditySevere muscular weaknessDementia.
Copper storage disease is caused by a genetic defect of chromosome 13, which affects ATP7B. The resulting mutation in the ATP7B gene is what allows copper to accumulate in your body.
Once again, you may have copper storage disease, and it and/or complications that have resulted from it or other debilitating ailments that you have in addition to it are the reason why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
Have you applied for the financial assistance you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security Disability? Were you denied?
If you intend to reapply or appeal your denial, remember this important fact. Claimants who are represented by a disability attorney like the one at disabilitycasereview.com, are approved more often than people who are not represented by a disability attorney.
The wise thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at disabilitycasereview.com, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.
Article written by James Shugart
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