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Understanding Crohn’s Disease and How It Affects Those Afflicted

 Posted on January 10, 2023 in Social Security Disability

Plano SSD Benefits LawyerCrohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that can cause severe abdominal pain, weight loss, fatigue, anemia, and diarrhea. It is a chronic condition with no known cure, and it can severely affect the quality of life for those who have it. If Crohn’s disease is preventing you from working and supporting yourself, we can also help you apply for Social Security disability benefits. If you think you may have Crohn’s disease or are just curious about what it is and how to recognize its signs and symptoms, today’s post will help you understand the basics.

How Does One Get Crohn's Disease?

The exact cause of Crohn’s disease remains unknown. However, research suggests that genetics play a role in determining one’s predisposition to developing the condition. It is likely caused by a combination of genetic factors, environmental triggers (such as smoking), and possibly dietary habits (such as eating foods high in saturated fat).

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Crohn's Disease?

The most common symptom associated with Crohn’s disease is persistent abdominal pain. Other common symptoms include bloody stools or diarrhea, fever, fatigue, unexplained weight loss, night sweats or chills, anemia (low red blood cell count), and mouth sores or ulcers on the lips or inside the cheeks near the gums. Additionally, people with Crohn's disease can experience nutritional deficiencies due to inadequate absorption of vitamins and minerals from food.

Living With Crohn's Disease

Crohn’s disease can be managed through lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking and eating a balanced diet. There are also medications available to help reduce inflammation in the body which helps alleviate some of the symptoms associated with the condition. There are also support groups available for people living with Crohn’s disease that can offer helpful resources for managing their condition better. Lastly, regular monitoring by a gastroenterologist is important in order to track progress and ensure that any changes in symptoms are addressed promptly before they become more serious issues down the road.

If you think you may have symptoms of Crohn’s Disease it is important to speak with your physician right away so that they can diagnose your condition properly and discuss treatment options with you. Although there is no known cure for this condition yet, there are lifestyle changes that can help manage its symptoms as well as medications available to reduce inflammation in the body which may provide some relief from its effects on daily life activities. Keeping an open dialogue between yourself and your doctor regarding your care will ultimately help create a successful treatment plan tailored specifically to your needs.

Reach Out to a Dallas SSDI Attorney

Crohn’s disease can negatively affect your life and make it impossible to maintain gainful employment. There are, however, specific criteria that must be met in order for you to qualify for disability benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). To learn more about your possible eligibility for SSDI based on your Crohn’s disease, contact an experienced Texas disability benefits lawyer. Call 972-671-9922 for a free case evaluation at The Law Offices of Coats & Todd today.





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