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Hyperthyroidism and Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits

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Lying at the base of your neck, just below your Adam’s apple is your thyroid gland. This is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that produces hormones that have an enormous impact on your health. These hormones affect every aspect of your metabolism. They affect things all the way from the rate of your heartbeat to how quickly you burn calories. When your thyroid releases the right amounts of these hormones your system functions properly. When your thyroid produces too much of the hormone thyroxine, your body’s metabolism can be significantly accelerated causing an irregular or rapid heartbeat, nervousness or irritability, sudden weight loss or sweating. When this happens the condition is known as hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid disease. Hyperthyroidism is not as common as hypothyroidism. This condition can occur at any age, but it rarely affects children. Each year, around 500,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. About one or two in every 100 Americans will develop this condition. Most of these will be women or girls. In fact, up to 10 times more women than men are affected by hyperthyroidism. It is most common in people younger than 40. With hyperthyroidism you may not have any effects at all. If you are affected by hyperthyroidism, this is what you may experience: If you are affected in any of these ways, it is time to see your doctor. Serious complications can result from hyperthyroidism. These effects caused by hyperthyroidism may be the reason why you are unable to work. Hyperthyroidism and/or complications resulting from or along with it may be the cause of your disability. Because of this, you may need help. You may need financial assistance. Have you applied for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because of the disability caused by hyperthyroidism and/or complications along with or resulting from it? Were you denied? What options do you have now? What recourse do you have? What do you next? One option that you have is to appeal the denial by the Social Security Administration. If you decide to do this, here is something important that you need to know. You may need a confident disability lawyer like the one you will find at Disability Case Review to represent you in this procedure. The reason this is true is because people who are represented by a disability attorney are approved more often than those people who do not have a lawyer.