As described by the Mayo Clinic: Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease can involve different areas of the digestive tract in different people.
Any physical or mental ailment that causes you to miss work or will eventually make it impossible to work is a case for Social Security Disability. This is exactly why Social Security Disability was created. Crohn’s disease is no different. If you miss work or the disease is degenerating to the point that you will not be able to work in the future, you are a prime candidate for SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) or SSI (Social Security Income).
Having a well diagnosed history of your disease along with treatment is essential. We must prove to the board that this disease exists and that it is keeping you from functioning properly in the workplace. As you know, symptoms include: pain, discomfort, fatigue, vomiting and frequent trips to the restroom. The symptoms often do get worse with age.
Contacting a social security disability attorney and providing them with the exact details of your situation may be your best option.
Other digestive disorders which may qualify you for disability:
- liver dysfunction
- gastrointestinal hemorrhage
- inflammatory bowel disease, and
- short bowel syndrome