Disability Benefits and Crohn’s Disease
The inflammation and tissue damage associated with Crohn’s disease requires long-term management. In fact, the condition itself is considered chronic, or lifelong. This form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) varies widely in severity among individuals. Some people may show only mild and occasional symptoms, while others experience debilitating and frequent symptoms. These often include abdominal pain, diarrhea, and fatigue. The symptoms may be severe enough to impact your quality of life. They can also increase the risk for additional health problems.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) includes Crohn’s disease under the IBD category. This section can be found in the SSA’s “Digestive System — Adult” criteria for disability evaluation. Crohn’s disease primarily affects the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Read Here…
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How Do You Live With Crohn’s Disease?
Here are 19 ways to live better with Crohn’s disease.
- Don’t smoke. …
- Drink in moderation. …
- Exercise regularly. …
- Practice relaxation techniques. …
- Get enough sleep. …
- Seek out support. …
- Communicate what you feel is appropriate. …
- Start with the basics.
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