Diagnosing Celiac Disease and Social Security Disability Claims
Social Security Disability is a federal insurance program that was established in 1954. It provides monthly benefits for people who have worked in the past, pays Social Security tax and are unable to work for a year or more because a medical condition.
The diagnosis of celiac disease involves three steps:
- An examination.
Your physician will take a medical history from you and include information about your symptoms and your emotional state.
Your doctor will perform a physical examination to check for and list emaciation, hypertension, high blood pressure, dermatitis, easy bruising, bone scan, mucus membrane changes, vitamin deficiency, loss of sensation in the extremities including vibration, and light touch, muscle spasm, bone tenderness and pain.
Your doctor will also do a celiac blood panel or cascade. These tests will include, serological tests and tolerance tests to measure your digestion and absorption.
- If your clinical signs and laboratories indicate a problem in the amount of absorption, a biopsy on your small intestine with be complete. A small biopsy instrument will pass down your throat and down into your stomach, where a snippet of small intestine tissue will be taken for examination under a microscope.
- Diet. According to the Celiac Spruce Association, www.casceliacs.org/clic-diagnosis.php, the diagnosis of celiac disease is complete when a patient improves on a gluten free diet.
If you have been diagnosed with celiac disease and your doctor has told you that you are unable to work, you should consider applying for Social Security Disability benefits. To learn more about your rights to Social Security Disability benefits call us today at 7278943188.