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Getting Social Security Disability for Familial Amyloidosis

Can I get Social Security Disability for familial amyloidosis? If you are asking this question, it is probably because you have this disease, and it and/or complications resulting from the disease or other debilitating ailments that you have in addition to it have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. disability-legal-help Amyloidosis is a disease that occurs when substances referred to as amyloid proteins accumulate in your organs. Your bone marrow is what usually makes these abnormal proteins that can be deposited in any organ or tissue in your body. There are different kinds of amyloidosis. The type of small fibers (protein fibrils) that are placed in your organs and tissues is how the form of amyloidosis is classified. Genetic Familial amyloidosis is a form of amyloidosis that is genetic (inherited). This type of amyloidosis usually affects your kidneys, nervous system, liver and heart. There is a broad range of signs and symptoms and age of onset with familial amyloidosis. The extent of your organ involvement can range from very localized amyloid placement to general systemic (wide spread) involvement. As a result, the signs and symptoms you experience with familial amyloidosis is determined by the location and size of your amyloid deposits and which of your organs is affected. Possible signs and symptoms include: Nervous system disorders Gastrointestinal conditions, such as diarrhea and unintentional weight loss Heart problems Carpal tunnel syndrome Kidney disease, although it is less common than in other types of amyloidosis. As already stated, familial amyloidosis is an inherited (genetic) disease. It is brought about by genetic changes that cause your body to make abnormal proteins. The pattern of inheritance for familial amyloidosis is referred to as autosomal dominant. What this means is that you only have to inherit the genetic changes from one of your parents in order for you to have the possibility of developing familial amyloidosis. No cure There is no cure for familial amyloidosis at the present time. However, liver transplantation has been very effective in treating the most common form of familial amyloidosis that is referred to as ATTR amyloidosis. Treatment for other less common types of familial amyloidosis is intended to help you manage your signs and symptoms and limit the production of amyloid protein. Again, you may be afflicted with familial amyloidosis. Familial amyloidosis and/or complications resulting from the disease or other ailments that you have in addition to the disease 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 denied? Important fact If you are planning on reapplying or appealing your denial, here is an important fact that you need to carefully consider, which you may not be aware of. People who have a disability attorney on their side like the one at, are approved more often than people who do not have a disability attorney working for them. The wise thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you. Article written by James Shugart Connect with James on Google+