Many Georgia residents may not be familiar with exactly what the 'endocrine system' is, but their bodies could not function without it. In the amazingly complicated machines that make up human beings, not only do the muscles, bones and nerves have their jobs, but so too do smaller organs called 'glands.' These organs produce various hormones and other substances that act as regulators and messengers for systems throughout the body. When something goes wrong with one of these glands, the results can be serious.
The Compassionate Allowances list provided by the Social Security Administration is an important program for many disabled people. It provides an expedited processing option for Social Security Disability benefits for applicants who clearly meet the Social Security Administration's definition of disability. This can save important processing time for individuals who have a clear disability. The Compassionate Allowances list provides a list of physical or mental impairments that obviously qualify for disability.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 5 million adults in the U.S. are impacted by fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia patients suffer with significant pain. Treating and caring for fibromyalgia can be costly but Social Security disability benefits may be able to help. The CDC estimated in 2012 that the annual cost of treating fibromyalgia was close to $6,000.
In a community a few hours north of the Atlanta area, in a neighboring state, a young disabled woman recently lost her Social Security disability benefits and Medicare assistance. The woman suffers from epilepsy and suffered from seizures she was unable to control until a year ago. Epilepsy is a chronic medical condition that can result in unexpected seizures. Epilepsy can be debilitating and cause sufferers to be unable to work if the seizures cannot be reliably controlled with medication. If an epileptic is unable to receive their medication, the situation can be serious.
It may be discouraging and even frustrating for disabled individuals who are badly in need of Social Security disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to have an application for benefits be denied. It is important to keep in mind, however, that many initial applications are not approved and that is not the end of the process. When an initial claim for SSD or SSI benefits has been denied, it is important for Atlanta applicants to be familiar with the appeals process.
Whether out of a desire to lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle, thousands of Americans have made major alterations to their diet, including limiting their consumption of everything from carbohydrates to red meat. Indeed, even the less health conscious among us have long ago made the switch from full-fat to low- or non-fat dairy products.
In recent years we have heard a lot about multiple sclerosis (commonly known as MS). This condition, in very basic terms, has to do with the body’s immune system attacking the body’s central nervous system. The central nervous system is made up of optic nerves, the brain and the spinal cord. It can be really hard to diagnose MS because there are no symptoms, lab tests or physical findings that alone can determine if a person has the condition.
In our last post we described the story of a woman who went from working for almost 20 years to being a stay-at-home mom while her husband worked. She took care of her child and also did home-schooling. Years later, she learned that she had ALS, which has no cure and a short average survival rate.
When we look at the types of people that receive Social Security Disability benefits, we quickly realize that there are tons of different cases and reasons for why individuals need these benefits. Our readers may think that most of the individuals who get these benefits are elderly, but that’s definitely not the case.