Esophageal Varices and Getting Social Security Disability
Do you have esophageal varices? If you do, you may be wondering if this condition will qualify you to get Social Security Disability. If esophageal varices and/or complications that have resulted from the condition or other disorders that you have in addition to it have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance, you may be able to get Social Security Disability.
Esophageal varices are abnormally enlarged veins in the lower area of your esophagus. They balloon outward as a result of extra blood being in them.
If your esophageal varices burst open (rupture), severe bleeding may take place. In fact, this is what happens in around one-third of all the people who have this condition.
If your esophageal varices do not bleed, you probably will not have any signs or symptoms. However, if bleeding occurs, you may experience:LightheadednessA decrease in urination that results from unusually low blood pressureVomiting and seeing a significant amount of blood in your vomitExcessive thirstTarry, black or bloody stoolsShock in severe cases.
In addition, you may have signs and symptoms of liver disease. Some of these are:WeaknessFatigueBruising or bleeding easilyUnintentional weight lossJaundice (yellowing of your skin and eyes)Having problems concentrating (encephalopathy)Dark, cola-colored urineSmall, red spider veins under your skinAn accumulation of fluid in your abdominal cavity (ascites)Mental confusionSwelling of your legs and feet from retained fluid (edema)Itching that begins with your hands and feet, but in time involves your whole body.
The main cause of esophageal varices is cirrhosis of the liver. This is due to the fact that cirrhosis of the liver causes scarring of tissue that blocks the circulation of blood through your liver. Blood backs up into your esophagus when this occurs. This additional blood is what causes your esophagus to balloon outward and possibly rupture and bleed.
There are other chronic (long-term) disorders that may cause esophageal varices. Some of these include:A blood clot (thrombosis)Severe congestive heart failureSchistosomiasis (parasitic disease)Budd-Chiari syndrome (condition caused by occlusion of hepatic veins in your liver)Sarcoidosis (an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in your body).
Again, you may have esophageal varices. This condition and/or complications that have resulted from it or other ailments that you have in addition to it have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
Have you applied for the financial assistance you need by applying for Social Security Disability from the Social Security Administration? Were you turned down?
If you are planning on reapplying or appealing your denial, here is an important fact that you need to keep in mind, which you may not be aware of. People who have a disability attorney like the one at disabilitycasereview.com, in their corner are approved more often than claimants who do not have a disability attorney on their side.
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Article written by James Shugart
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