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Cases of Crohn's Disease Are Increasing

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Jul 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

I have often said that, of the diseases that won't kill you, Crohn's disease is among the worst. I have had a large number of Crohn's cases in my decades of helping people get Social Security disability benefits. The suffering these people go through is sobering. 

Inflammation Of The Bowels

Crohn's disease involves chronic inflammation of the bowels, typically where the small intestine meets the colon. This disorder causes all manner of intensely

Here's The Problem

painful problems.  Most people with Crohn's will have chronic diarrhea and weight loss. This can lead to overall weakness. It is a condition that truly leaves those with it disabled.

No Longer Restricted By Age

Doctors once thought that the incidence of Crohn's disease peaked around age 30. Later onset tended to be at or near age 50. Doctors also believed that Crohn's primarily affected descendants of Ashkenazi Jews. Now, all of those assumptions are on shaky ground. An article in the New York Times reports how Crohn's disease is turning up in people of all ages and all ethnicities.

Poor Diet? Too Much Cleaning? Cigarettes? Pain Killers?

No one is sure what changed. It could be that our modern diet is to blame. Other researchers point to the role of over-active hygienic practices, i.e, too many

But, This Was Supposed To Help

disinfectants. While doctors are not sure about this yet, they can point to two factors known to contribute to Crohn's. One is smoking. No surprise there. The other is the overuse of such pain killers as Ibuprofen. 

Know The Symptoms

Now that you cannot be sure you will develop Crohn's because of your age or ethnicity, learn to spot the symptoms. Per the New York Times, these can include unexplained weight loss, anemia, fever, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, eye, and joint pain, and tender, red bumps on the skin. As with any disease, early diagnosis and treatment are critical.

If you are unable to work due to Crohn's disease, let me know. I have experience with Crohn's sufferers and I can help you explore your options for getting Social Security disability.

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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