Interstitial Nephritis and Receiving Social Security Disability
Interstitial nephritis is a disorder of your kidneys. It is a condition in which your tubules and the spaces between your kidney tubules, and the glomeruli become inflamed (swollen).
Your kidneys filter extra fluid and waste from your body. Interstitial nephritis reduces your kidneys ability to filter the way that they should.
Interstitial nephritis is also known by other names. It is also called tubulointerstitial nephritis; nephritis - interstitial; and, acute interstitial (allergic) nephritis.
Interstitial nephritis can be acute or temporary. It can also be chronic and get worse over time. The acute form is common in the United States. Interstitial nephritis is likely to be more severe and lead to chronic or permanent kidney damage in elderly people.
The acute form of interstitial nephritis is usually caused by an allergic reaction to drugs that you are taking for other conditions. In fact, anywhere from 71 to 92% of the cases are reported to be caused by allergic reaction to drugs.
It can be a side effect of certain antibiotics like penicillin, methicillin, ampicillin and sulfonamide medications. It can also be a side effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), furosemide and thiazide diuretics.
Infection and autoimmune diseases like lupus also cause interstitial nephritis. Analgesic nephropathy can cause this condition. Toxins that damage your kidneys are another cause of this disorder.
At times there are no signs or symptoms of interstitial nephritis, but when they do occur they are widely varied and can occur rapidly or gradually. When it is caused by allergic drug reaction, you may have effects like fever, rash and enlarged kidneys.
With chronic interstitial nephritis you may have nausea, vomiting, fatigue and weight loss. You may also be affected by painful urination and lower back pain. Other possible signs and symptoms that you may experience are:
Blood in your urine
Weight gain from retaining fluid
Swelling in any area of your body.
You or a loved one may have interstitial nephritis. This disorder and conditions that have caused or resulted from it may be why you or your loved one is disabled.
If this is the case, you or your loved one may need assistance. You may need financial aid.
Have you or your loved one applied for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration? Were you or your loved one denied?
You or your loved one may decide to appeal the denial by the Social Security Administration. If you do, think about this.
You or your loved one will need an established disability lawyer like the one you will find at Disability Case Review to counsel and guide you in what can be a long and trying process. The reason why this is true is because people who have an experienced disability attorney on their side are approved more often than those people who do not have a lawyer.