Receiving Social Security Disability For Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia nervosa is a severe eating disorder. It is an intense fear of gaining weight. It causes you to greatly limit the amount of food that you eat and exercise excessively. The result can be starvation and an inability to maintain a minimum body weight that is considered to be healthy for your height and age.
Anorexia nervosa affects not only your body but also your mind. It usually starts as dieting, but it gets way out of hand. You begin to think about weight, food and dieting all of the time. You see a fat person every time you look in the mirror, even though other people say that you are too thin.
Anorexia is an unhealthy way to deal with perfectionism, emotional problems and a desire for control. You may often see your self-worth as based on how thin you are.
Anorexia nervosa is a far larger and more serious problem than you may think in the United States. 5 to 10 million girls have severe eating disorders, and 3 out of 20 will die as a result of them. 1% of women in the United States have anorexia nervosa. 500,000 deaths a year result from eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia.
Anorexia nervosa usually begins during your teen years. There are several physical signs and symptoms of this disease. These include:
Dizziness or fainting
Extreme weight loss
Irregular heart rhythms
Low blood pressure
Abnormal blood counts.
There are also several behavioral and emotional signs and symptoms. Some of these are:
Being preoccupied with food
Refusal to eat
Problems with concentration
Denial of hunger
A lack of emotion or a flat mood.
There are some danger signals to watch for if you believe your loved one has anorexia nervosa. These include:
Weighing themselves repeatedly
Complaining about being fat
Weighing the food that they eat
Refusing to eat while cooking elaborate meals for others
Making excuses for not eating
Wearing layered or baggy clothing.
You or a loved one may have anorexia nervosa. This disease and/or complications arising from or along with it may be why you are disabled and unable to work.
You may need assistance if this is true. You may need financial help.
Do you or your loved one intend to apply for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because of the disability caused by anorexia nervosa and/or complications resulting from or along with it? Were you or your loved one denied?
If you appeal the denial by the Social Security Administration, remember this. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one you will find at disabilitycasereview.com are approved more often than people who are without a lawyer.
Please do not delay. Contact the disability attorney at disabilitycasereview.com, today.