It is unavoidable that New Jersey residents have seen the litany of commercials and other advertisements about dealing with Crohn’s disease. Often, however, people are unaware of how severe the issue can be and the negative impact it can have on their lives. Not only can it hinder a person who wants to live a normal and active life with family and friends, but it can reach a level of severity that prevents them from working a regular job. In such a case, they might be eligible for Social Security disability benefits for illness. Understanding Crohn’s disease and how to apply for benefits is critical to an approval and, as with any other SSD claim, legal help is imperative.

Crohn’s disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes pain and various symptoms including diarrhea, bleeding, losing one’s appetite, losing weight, experiencing joint pain, and having skin issues. Children are not immune to Crohn’s disease and they can experience growth hindrances because of it. The problem with Crohn’s disease goes beyond the symptoms and how it affects the person. There can be an extended period in which it is in remission and then can flare up again.

The bowels are damaged because of Crohn’s disease. As time passes and the effect of it worsens, there can be obstructions in the bowels, ulcers and harm can be done to organs near the bowels, making the person sicker. When suffering from Crohn’s disease, there are multiple ways in which it will be diagnosed. Tests such as MRI, x-ray, biopsies and more are frequently done. This can be a vital part of seeking SSD benefits as the Social Security Administration needs evidence regarding the condition.

Since Crohn’s disease might lead to incontinence, the need for hospitalizations, and other treatments, a career path could be disrupted or outright ruined, there will be financial concerns and medical costs. SSD benefits can help. A law firm that is experienced in assisting people who are suffering from Crohn’s disease and other IBD-related conditions should be consulted with to move forward with a claim.