Short Bowel Syndrome
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Short Bowel Syndrome and Social Security Benefits
Short Bowel Syndrome is an illness at is characterized by the malabsorption of nutrients by the small intestine due to the absence of a large section of the intestine due to surgery or other complications (such as birth defects). The reason for the lack of absorption efficiency is because there is a smaller surface area for the nutrients to be absorbed. Symptoms of this condition include swelling of the legs, diarrhea, fatigue, and issues with your stool (discoloration and extremely foul odor).
With most cases, fatigue is the main culprit for incapacitation. Due to the lack of nutrients, the body does not receive the necessary amount of energy it needs to operate. Also, the swelling in the legs can severely limit mobility.
Short Bowel Syndrome and Social Security Disability Benefits Help
If the applicant’s impairment falls within any of the following categories set forth by Social Security’s Listing 5.07, then a strong claim may exist. The Listing is as follows;
5.07 Short bowel syndrome (SBS), due to surgical resection of more than one-half of the small intestine, with dependence on daily parenteral nutrition via a central venous catheter (see 5.00F).
A great deterrent short bowel syndrome creates for the sufferer is the need for a catheter or tube to help them feed; this is only necessary if the traditional way of eating is not providing enough nutrients. This tube can be a nuisance to use, requiring special diet of the individual. Most workplaces will make this feat difficult. Also, without those nutrients (as stated earlier) the person will become lethargic and weak, and thus making work that much more difficult.
To increase your chances of winning your Social Security Disability claim it is important for you to hire an experienced Social Security Disability attorney to get you the Social Security Disability help you deserve. Please call us at 1-800-882-5500 or fill out a form on our website for a FREE claim evaluation.