Kidney Failure and Receiving Social Security Disability
Your kidneys are located in your abdomen toward the back. Normally, one is on each side of your spine. They get their blood supply through the renal arteries directly from your aorta, and they send blood back to your heart through the renal veins to the vena cava. (The term "renal" is derived from the Latin name for kidney.)
Your kidneys are key players in how your body functions. This is not only by getting rid of waste products and filtering your blood, but also by balancing levels of electrolytes in your body, stimulating the production of red blood cells and controlling blood pressure.
When you have kidney failure, your body will not make enough red blood cells. You develop nausea, loss of appetite and fatigue. When this happens you must have treatment to replace the work of your kidneys. Kidney failure and the prospect of dialysis or a transplant are not something that anyone looks forward to, but there are no other options when you experience kidney failure.
There are two types of kidney failure. One is acute kidney failure that can take place over days, weeks or months. The other is chronic kidney failure that happens slowly over a period of years.
The signs and symptoms of acute kidney failure are usually that of the condition that is causing your kidney failure. Some of these are:
Vomiting and diarrhea
Trauma injuries like a car accident
Sudden blockage of urine drainage.
With chronic kidney failure the effects that you experience do not usually appear until the disease is far advanced. Some of the ways that you may be affected are:
Tiredness Loss of appetite
Nausea and vomiting
Fluid retention as evidenced by swelling of your ankles.
The effects caused by kidney failure are debilitating and life threatening. You or a loved one may be disabled and unable to work because of the disability caused by kidney failure.
Kidney failure may be the reason why you or your loved one needs help. It may be why you need financial help.
You or your loved one may have applied for that financial help from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by kidney failure. Were you or your loved one denied?
If you or your loved one is planning on appealing the denial by the Social Security Administration, consider this. You or your loved one will need the representation of a determined disability lawyer like the one you will find at Disability Case Review because people who have a dependable disability attorney standing with them are approved more often than those people who are not represented by a lawyer.