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Hypothyroidism and Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits

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Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that is located at the base of your neck. It lies right below your Adam's apple. Your thyroid gland produces hormones that have a huge impact on your health. These hormones affect all aspects of your metabolism. These hormones produced by your thyroid gland affect things all the way from how quickly you burn calories to the rate at which your heart beats. Your system functions properly as long as your thyroid releases the right amounts of these hormones. The balance of chemical reactions in your body is upset when your thyroid doesn't produce enough hormones. When this happens the condition is known as hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid disease. Hypothyroidism is far more common a problem than you might think. Over 5 million people in the United States have this condition. As many as 10% of women may have this condition to some extent. In fact, millions of Americans have hypothyroidism and do not know it. There are many effects that you may have with hypothyroidism. Some of the early effects of this condition are: There are other ways that you may be affected as hypothyroidism progresses into a later stage. Some of these are: There are also some other effects that can occur with hypothyroidism. Some of these are uncoordinated movement, muscle spasms, pain and atrophy, joint stiffness and overall swelling, loss of appetite and loss of hair. You may have hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism and/or complications along with or resulting from this condition may be the reason why you are disabled and unable to work. You may be looking for help if this is the case. You may be searching for financial help. Have you applied for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because of the disability caused by hypothyroidism and/or complications resulting from or along with it? Were you denied? You may be planning on appealing the denial by the Social Security Administration. If this is what you decide to do, here is something critical that you should know. You will need an experienced disability attorney like the one you will find at to help and represent you in what can be a long and trying process. The reason why this is true is because people who have an established disability lawyer in their corner are approved more often than those people who are not represented by an attorney.