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Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Receiving Social Security Disability

Inflammatory bowel disease is not one disease, but a group of inflammatory diseases of the large intestine and, in some cases, the small intestine. Inflammatory bowel disease should not be confused with irritable bowel syndrome, which is not as severe. As stated at the beginning, inflammatory bowel disease is not one but a group of diseases involving inflammation of your intestines. This group of diseases causes your intestines to be red and swollen, or inflamed. There are two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease. They are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. However, there are some other much less common forms of inflammatory bowel disease.  These are: Diarrhea and abdominal pain are the most common ways that you may be affected by inflammatory bowel disease. However, constipation can also be a sign or symptom. There are other signs and symptoms that you may experience with inflammatory bowel disease. Some of these are: Although medical researchers do not know why, this disorder can also cause inflammation in other areas of your body outside of your digestive system. Inflammation can occur in your skin, eyes, liver and joints. Kids and teens with inflammatory bowel disease may be delayed in puberty or have growth problems. This is because it can interfere with getting the nutrients from the food they eat. Inflammatory bowel disease and/or complications resulting from or along with it can be debilitating. This disease may be why you or a loved one is disabled and unable to work. If this is the case, do you or your loved one need help because of your disability? Do you need financial help? Where will that help come from? Who will you be able to turn to? Have you or your loved one applied for financial assistance from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by inflammatory bowel disease and/or complications along with or resulting from it? Were you or your loved one denied? You may be thinking about appealing the denial by the Social Security Administration. If this is what you decide to do, here is something that you need to think about. You or your loved one will need an disability lawyer like the one you will find at to guide and advise you in what can be a long and trying process. The reason why this is true is because people who are helped and represented by a disability attorney are approved more often than those people who are without a lawyer.