Long-Term Disability Claims and Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an affliction that is been better diagnosed in recent years. That means that many people are getting answers to the problems that have plagued them for years. It is a disease caused by an intolerance to proteins from wheat and other proteins in barley and rye. This can result in an autoimmune disease that prevents the body from absorbing certain minerals, vitamins and calories. This can cause inflammation, pain, discomfort, and gastrointestinal issues.

Symptoms

There are a few signs and symptoms of celiac disease to look out for. Among them are diarrhea, anemia, and lactose intolerance. Abdominal pain is a big indicator of the disease. Over the long term, it can cause permanent damage to the intestines. In the end, this could end up being a long-term disability. However, it can be hard for those with celiac disease to get long term disability benefits from insurance providers. It is important to speak with an attorney that specializes in celiac disease benefits.

Diagnosis

First off, your doctor will perform an examination to understand your physical and emotional situation. They will check for things like hypertension, bruising, a bone scan, high blood pressure, and even a loss of sensation in your extremities. They will ask about any symptoms that you have felt, such as bone tenderness and muscle spasms.

They will perform what is called a celiac blood panel or cascade. These tests will check your absorption and digestion to see if they’re at normal levels. The results of the test may suggest that a biopsy is needed for more information. This is an uncomfortable procedure that involves  a tool being sent down your throat to obtain a sample to be examined.

Diet

Diet is used as a diagnostic tool. A doctor may suggest that a patient goes on a gluten free diet for a period of time. If the condition improves, there is a good chance that celiac disease is a cause. While it is not a perfect tool for diagnosis, it provides evidence to supplement the other tests.

Celiac is a lifelong disease that has no cure. If it is not managed properly, it can lead to permanent intestinal damage. If you are having trouble getting long-term benefits from your insurance provider, call an attorney to help with your claim.

If you are a Minnesota resident in need of a long term disability lawyer, do not hesitate to contact Beedem Law online or by calling 612-305-1300.


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