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Gluten-Sensitivity Enteropathy and Receiving Social Security Disability

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Arthritis is a medical disease that literally means joint inflammation. Arthritis is inflammation of a joint that is marked and usually accompanied by stiffness, pain, restriction of motion, swelling and changes in structure. Arthritis is much more than a single disease. Arthritis is a complex affliction that involves over 100 separate conditions and can begin at any age of life. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Gluten-sensitivity enteropathy is associated with rheumatoid arthritis. It is a digestive disease that results from eating the protein gluten that is found in foods like barley, rye or wheat. An autoimmune reaction is triggered in your small intestine when you eat foods with gluten. This leads to damage to the surface of your small intestine. In addition, you are not able to absorb certain nutrients that you need. Over 2 million people have gluten-sensitivity enteropathy in the United States. This means that somewhere around 1 in 133 people have this disease. Gluten-sensitivity enteropathy can begin at any age from infancy to old age. It occurs most often in Caucasians and people of European descent. Women are also affected by this disease more than men. As mentioned above, gluten-sensitivity enteropathy results from a reaction of your autoimmune system to the protein gluten in your small intestine. However, why gluten causes this immune reaction in certain people is not known. Researchers believe that it may have to do with genetics (heredity). You may not have any signs and symptoms with gluten-sensitivity enteropathy. On the other hand, you may have a wide range of symptoms. This is because gluten-sensitivity enteropathy affects people in different ways. Some of the signs and symptoms that you may experience include: You or a loved one may be afflicted with gluten-sensitivity enteropathy. This disease and/or complications caused by it or other conditions that you have in addition to this disease may have resulted in you or your loved one’s disability and be what is keeping you from working. You may need assistance if this is your situation. You may need financial help. You or your loved one may consider applying for the financial assistance that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by gluten-sensitivity enteropathy and/or complications brought about by it or other illnesses that you have in addition to this disease. You may have already tried this option, and your claim was turned down by the Social Security Administration. If you or your loved one decides to reapply or appeal the denial, you really ought to remember this important fact. The fact is that people who are represented by a disability lawyer like the one you will find at Disability Case Review are approved more often than people who do not have a disability attorney on their side.