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Bipolar Symptoms that Demonstrate Severe Cases

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Everyone has their ups and downs, our “on” and “off” days. But for a person who suffers from Bipolar Disorder, these ups and downs and ons and offs are very severe. It affects your job performance, school studies, relationships and completely disrupts your daily life. Bipolar disorder can  come in many levels and some cases […]

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Alternative Therapies Helping Many with Cancer

More news coming out that shows many cancer patients are adding alternative therapies to the list of treatments they are receiving to combat their cancer.  Most are not using the alternative methods as their primary treatment, but rather as a supplement or part of a wider plan of therapies.  Most probably agree that anything that […]

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Disabling Condition: Digestive Disorders

Digestive disorder conditions  include gastrointestinal hemorrhage, hepatic (liver) dysfunction, inflammatory bowel disease, short bowel syndrome, malnutrition. Liver/hepatitis C Have you had a liver biopsy? Does your doctor take your blood? Do you have bloating and pain associated with liver disease? Do you drink alcohol? Have you been on interferon?  If so, did you have side […]

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How Obesity Can Make Someone Disabled

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Recent research now states that obesity can constitute a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  This has been quite a controversial issue, and to say that progress has been made in cases with people who are obese regarding disability is an understatement. The EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) states that a person who is […]

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Disabling Condition: Hypertension

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Hypertension (or high blood pressure) is no longer a listed impairment but if it leads to a stroke, it can be evaluated under the neurological disorders. HBP/HTN Are you taking medications? If not under control, why not? Symptoms of high blood pressure (chest pain, confusion, ear noise or buzzing, irregular heartbeat, nosebleed, tiredness, vision changes, […]

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Herniated Discs Can Become a Disabling Medical Condition

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A person who suffers from a herniated disc that prevents them from working may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits.  If the back pain is so severe that it becomes a disabling medical condition that would inhibit one’s ability to work for a year or more then they may be able to get benefits […]

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Disabling Condition: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Social Security does not list Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) but when severe, it is similar to MS and can be just as disabling. Do you have short-term memory loss? Do you experience a flu-like condition which doesn’t resolve, i.e. sore throat, tender cervical or axillary lymph nodes, muscle pain, multi-joint pain without joint swelling or […]

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Mental Retardation Can be a Disabling Medical Condition

The Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a listing that describes the impairments that the SSA considers severe enough to qualify someone for disability benefits. This list is known as the Blue Book, and mental retardation is among the impairments listed. The SSA provides specific criteria to help you determine whether the mental retardation of an […]

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