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Nontropical Sprue and Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits

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The literal meaning of arthritis is joint inflammation. Arthritis is inflammation of a joint that is characterized and usually accompanied by pain, stiffness, changes in structure, swelling and restriction of motion. Arthritis is far more than one single disease. Arthritis is a complex ailment that includes over 100 separate ailments and may start at any age of life. The two most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Nontropical sprue is a disease that is associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Nontropical sprue is a digestive disease that comes from eating the protein gluten that is found in foods, such as wheat, barley or rye. When you have nontropical sprue and eat food containing gluten, an autoimmune reaction is triggered in your small intestine. This results in damage to the surface of your small intestine. It also means that you are not able to absorb certain nutrients that you require. In the United States, there are more than 2 million people who are afflicted with nontropical sprue. This means that about 1 in 133 people are affected by this disease. Nontropical sprue may originate at any age from infancy to old age. The disease develops most frequently in people of European descent and Caucasians. Women have nontropical sprue more often than men do. As stated earlier, nontropical sprue is caused by a reaction of your autoimmune system to the protein gluten in your small intestine. However, researchers have not yet discovered why gluten causes this immune reaction in some people. Scientists think that it may be connected with genetics (heredity). There are some risk factors that may increase your chance of getting nontropical sprue. Some of these include having: ?  Down syndrome ?  Microscopic colitis, especially collagenous colitis ?  Autoimmune thyroid disease ?  Type 1 diabetes. Nontropical sprue may not cause you any signs or symptoms at all. On the other hand, you may experience a wide range of signs and symptoms with nontropical sprue. The reason for this is due to the fact that this disease affects different people in different ways. Some of the signs and symptoms that you may have are: ?  Constipation ?  Seizures ?  Bone loss or osteoporosis ?  Chronic diarrhea ?  A tingling numbness in your feet and hands ?  Anxiety or depression ?  Weight loss that is not intentional ?  Abdominal pain and bloating ?  Fatigue ?  Vomiting ?  Canker sores that develop inside of your mouth ?  Joint or bone pain. It is possible to have nontropical sprue for many years before it is diagnosed. The reason for this is because the disease may not cause you any signs or symptoms. It is also due to the fact that the signs and symptoms that nontropical sprue produces are similar to other diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis or intestinal infections. In order to diagnose nontropical sprue, your doctor will probably do a physical exam and ask about the signs and symptoms that you are having. If your signs and symptoms indicate nontropical sprue, an intestinal biopsy and blood tests will help confirm a diagnosis of this disease. Are you disabled and not able to work because of nontropical sprue and/or complications that have resulted from it or other conditions that you have in addition to this disease? If this is your situation, you may be trying to get financial aid. Have you considered applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration? Have you already applied and been denied by the Social Security Administration? If you are planning on appealing your denial or reapplying, you really need the disability attorney at fighting for you. The disability attorney at can enable you to receive the Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits that you have coming to you. Do not delay. Look to, today.  
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