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Social Security Disability Benefits for Illness Archives

What are early symptoms for lupus?

Many Americans, including those from the Houston, Texas, area, may have heard of the disease lupus, but unless you or a family member or friend has experienced the disease you may not know what it is or how it affects victims. Lupus is an autoimmune disease; this means it tricks your body's immune system into believing that healthy cells are foreign, and attacks these cells.

A multiple sclerosis diagnosis can result in permanent disability

The human body is vulnerable to a wide range of diseases and disorders. Some of them have short-term symptoms, while others persist for life. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that can lead to lifelong disability because it affects the brain and spinal cord. The condition involves your immune system attacking the outer layer of nerve cells. This, in turn, creates a wide range of symptoms.

Lymphedema victims may qualify for Social Security Disability

Lymphedema affects as many as 10 million Americans, more than all victims of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, muscular dystrophy, ALS and AIDS combined. It is not uncommon for lymphedema to occur following a surgery to remove lymph nodes, often done during treatments to fight cancer.

Illnesses that are difficult to diagnose can still be disabling

The medical field has seen incredible advancements and discoveries in recent years. However, many conditions continue to stump medical professionals and elude diagnostic efforts.

Serious illness can leave Houston residents looking for answers


Houston residents know the meaning of hard work, and many are willing to sacrifice other facets of their lives to put in long hours on the job. No matter how dedicated and hard-working a person is, however, nobody is immune to the effects that a serious illness can have on his or her everyday life. In some cases, a serious health problem like cancer or heart disease can leave a person unable to work.

Planning for the financial impact of cancer in Texas


When a person in Houston finds out that he or she has been diagnosed with cancer, treatment options and survival are probably the immediate focus. As the individual begins dealing with the disease, however, other concerns may arise. In particular, the patient and his or her family will likely have to deal with substantial medical expenses. Likewise, cancer prevents many people from working, which means lost income in addition to their treatment-related costs.

SSD benefits can be a backstop when illness strikes


Too many people throughout the U.S. are hampered by illnesses. Medicine and lifestyle changes can enable many of these people to minimize the effects that these conditions have on their daily lives. For some, however, their illness is disabling and touches on almost every aspect of life, including their ability to work.

Some people with diabetes can qualify for disability benefits


Many people in Houston know someone who has diabetes. It is a common blood disease, and according to data from the American Diabetes Association, more than nine percent of Americans had diabetes as of 2012. In addition, every year, doctors diagnose roughly 1.4 million Americans as having diabetes.

People with MS may qualify for SSD benefits for illness


Doctors and scientists are constantly striving to find new ways to fight and cure complex illnesses. Multiple sclerosis is one such disease that continues to perplex people in the medical field. Although treatments and medicine are available, scientists do not yet fully understand what causes MS. Thus, they do not have any kind of cure for it.

New study questions old thinking about deadly form of cancer


Many people in Houston have probably had some experience with cancer. Whether a person has had cancer, or knows a friend or family member who has had cancer, this frightening disease touches millions of people in one way or another. Advances in medicine are improving treatments for many forms of cancer, but it can still be a debilitating and deadly disease.