Chronic Renal Disease and Receiving Social Security Disability
The primary job of your kidneys is to remove excess water and waste products from your blood. Your kidneys make about two liters of urine and process about 200 liters of blood every day. The waste products are generated from normal metabolic processes like the breakdown of ingested foods, active tissues, and other substances.
Your kidneys permit you to consume a variety of drugs, supplements, foods, vitamins, additives and excess fluids without fear that toxic by-products will accumulate to harmful levels in your body. Your kidneys also play a vital role in regulating the levels of various minerals like calcium, potassium and sodium in your blood.
Chronic renal disease is a progressive loss of kidney function over a period of months or years through five stages. Each stage is a progression through a deteriorating and abnormally low glomerular filtration rate. This is usually determined indirectly by the creatinine level in your blood serum.
Chronic renal disease is a serious problem in the United States. 16.8% of all adults who are older than age 20 have chronic renal disease. This represents 1 in 6 Americans with this illness. 400,000 people have received a kidney transplant or are on dialysis. Each year, approximately 67,000 people die because of kidney failure. 39.4% of people over age 60 have chronic renal disease.
Chronic renal disease may have no specific signs or symptoms as it starts. However, as your kidney function gets worse, you may have:
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You or a loved one may have been diagnosed with chronic renal disease. This illness and/or complications that have resulted from it or other disorders that you have in conjunction with this illness may have brought about the disability of you or your loved one and be what is keeping you from working.
If this is your situation, you may need help. You may need financial assistance.
You or your loved one may consider applying for the financial help that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability that has resulted from chronic renal disease and/or complications caused by it or other disorders that you have in conjunction with this illness. You may have already applied and been denied by the Social Security Administration.
If you or your loved one decides to reapply or appeal the denial, think carefully about this important fact. The simple truth is that people who have a disability attorney on their side like the one you will find at SocialSecurityHome.com are approved more often than people who are not represented by a disability lawyer.
- Fatigue and weakness
- Restless leg syndrome
- Vomiting and nausea
- Shortness of breath due to fluid in your lungs
- Need to urinate often, especially at night
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Easy itching, bruising and pale skin
- Chest pain
- Swelling of your legs and puffiness around your eyes from fluid retention
- Decreased sexual desire and erectile dysfunction in men
- Bone fractures and pain
- Loss of appetite
- Altered mental status
- Bleeding (poor blood clotting)
- Numbness in your hands and feet.