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Gastroenteritis and Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits

Your stomach is a crescent-shaped hollow organ that is made-up of several strong, muscular layers. Your stomach is located and 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 marked by inflammation and irritation of your stomach and intestines (gastrointestinal tract). Gastroenteritis is also marked by dehydration (your body not having enough fluids and water). Gastroenteritis is referred to by other names. It is also called stomach flu or gastric flu, although this condition has nothing to do with influenza. There are different types of gastroenteritis. These include viral gastroenteritis, bacterial gastroenteritis, bacillary dysentery and amebic dysentery. Gastroenteritis is a very common disease in the United States. Each year, gastroenteritis accounts for 8 million doctor visits and 250,000 hospitalizations. Gastroenteritis has many different causes. However, viruses and bacteria are the most common causes of this disease. Viruses and bacteria are extremely contagious. They can spread by means of contaminated water, food or improper handwashing. A less common cause of gastroenteritis is protozoans and parasites. These tiny organisms are usually found in contaminated water. You may become infected with them at a public swimming pool or by drinking contaminated water. Gastroenteritis that is not contagious may be caused by chemical toxins that are usually located in seafood. Antibiotics and other medications, heavy metals and food allergies may also cause non-contagious gastroenteritis. There are several different signs and symptoms that you may experience with gastroenteritis. Some of these include: You or a loved one may have gastroenteritis. Complications that have resulted from gastroenteritis and/or an underlying condition that you have along with this disease may be the reason for your disability and not being able to work. You may need help as a result of this. You may need financial assistance. You or your loved one may be thinking about 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 complications that have resulted from gastroenteritis and/or an underlying condition that you have along with this disease. You or your loved one may have already taken this step and been denied by the Social Security Administration. If you or your loved one is considering reapplying or appealing the denial, think carefully about this important fact. The fact is that people who have a disability lawyer fighting for them like the one you will find at Disability Case Review are approved more often than people who are not represented by a disability attorney.