IgA Nephropathy and Receiving Social Security Disability
You or a loved one may have IgA nephropathy. IgA nephropathy and/or complications that have developed from this disorder or other conditions that you have besides it may have caused the disability of you or your loved one and be what is preventing you from working.
As a result, you may need help. 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 the disability that has resulted from IgA nephropathy and/or complications that have developed from this disorder or other conditions that you have besides it. You may have already applied and been denied by the Social Security Administration.
If you or your loved one has considered reapplying or appealing the denial, you really ought to keep this important fact in mind. The fact of the matter is that people who have a disability attorney 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 lawyer.
Your kidneys are complex organs with the main task of removing excess waste and fluid from your body. Nephropathy is a medical term that refers to abnormalities, disease or damage to your kidneys.
IgA nephropathy is a kidney disorder that hinders your kidneys ability to remove excess fluids and waste due to abnormal deposits of the immunoglobulin A (IgA), which is found inside the glomeruli (small blood vessels) of your kidneys. The small blood vessels normally filter excess waste and water from your blood. This filtered material then passes through small renal tubules (fluid-collecting tubes) and eventually ends up in your bladder as urine. IgA deposits in your glomeruli impede this process and cause several problems.
IgA nephropathy is a chronic disorder that usually begins gradually. IgA nephropathy can develop in anyone at any age, but it usually affects young men. It is the most common kind of primary glomerulonephritis.
IgA nephropathy is caused by abnormal deposits of immunoglobin A (IgA) accumulating inside the glomeruli (small blood vessels) of your kidney. However, no one knows what causes this accumulation. It may be the result of a combination of environmental and genetic factors.
The glomerular deposition of IgA nephropathy can be associated with other conditions. This includes:
§ Dermatitis herpetiformis
§ Celiac disease
§ Henoch-Schonlein purpura
There are several signs and symptoms that you may have with IgA nephropathy. These include:
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Your doctor may also discover persistent red blood cells in your urine (microscopic hematuria) under microscopic examination of a sample of your urine.
- Repeated episodes of cola-colored or tea-colored urine (gross hematuria or blood in your urine), usually following or during an upper respiratory infection
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Pain in one or both of your sides
- Foamy urine as a result of protein in your urine (proteinuria)
- Low-grad fever
- Swelling (edema) in your feet and hands.