If you’ve purchased a long term disability policy through your employer or have an individual disability policy and suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) you may be entitled to long term disability benefits.
Your colon is lined with layers of muscles that tighten up and relax in a rhythm to move food and waste through your intestines. Unfortunately, with irritable bowel syndrome, the muscles in your colon don’t contract like they should. When your muscles contract too slowly you will have constipation and when you muscles move faster, you may have diahrea. These symptoms may make it difficult if not impossible for you to work.
Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The three main symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are abdominal pain, bloating and discomfort. Other symptoms of IBS can include:
• Cramping in your abdomen;
• Diahrea or constipation;
• Changes in how often you have bowel movements; and
• Passing gas.
Irritable bowel symptoms are not the same for everyone. They can come and go or they can be ongoing. These symptoms can be triggered by certain foods and drinks, eating large meals and stress.
Getting long term disability benefits you deserve for IBS
It’s important that your medical records document the objective basis for the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome. However, and more importantly, it’s crucial that your doctor explain what restrictions and limitations you have as a result of your irritable bowel syndrome.
These can include diahrea, severe cramping and the side effects of medication, including the anticholinergic medications.
If your claim for long term disability benefits for irritable bowel syndrome has been denied, don’t delay, contact irritable bowel syndrome attorney, Nancy Cavey, who can get you the long term disability benefits you deserve. Call her today at 727-894-3188