Digestive Problems and Social Security DisabilityDigestive Problems and Social Security Disability

Digestive problems can occur in different sections of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and may include a wide range of symptoms. For some, digestive disorders can be painful and life-altering. The GI tract includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach and intestines. Digestive disorders may also affect the organs participating in digestion, such as the gallbladder, liver and pancreas. If there is a disturbance or dysfunction in any aspect of the digestive process, the body may fail to break down food and properly nourish itself. The spectrum of digestive disorders includes esophagus problems, hernia, stomach polyps, colon and other cancers, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and intestinal disorders like Celiac disease. Digestive issues may be caused by a bacterial or viral infection, yeast parasites, poor digestion or malabsorption. Digestive problems may also indicate more serious conditions such as cancer, peptic ulcer, or liver disease.

A digestive disorder signals a problem in the process that converts food into energy or waste. If something is preventing this process from running smoothly, the effects can include malnutrition and sometimes cause fatal injury. Currently, digestive problems are among the top culprits for lost time at work and statistically seem to be occurring with increased frequency. Here are a few other debilitating effects associated with digestive disorders:

  • Indigestion
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • bloating or painful gas
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Chest pain
  • Weakened immune system
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Bladder or bowel changes
  • Development of allergies due to compromised immunity
  • Difficulty swallowing

Digestive Problem Treatment

Treatment is planned based on the patient’s disorder, symptoms, and GI tract condition. For instance, if the presence of gallstones is found to be the cause, surgical removal of the gallbladder may be the recommended treatment. If the cause is associated with bacteria, a bacteria removal and replacement process will be used, followed by repair of any damage done to the digestive lining. Some physicians recommend homeopathic supplements, combined with diet restrictions to promote healthy growth of good bacteria and healing. Medications may also be used to treat digestive issues.

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