While many of the diseases and disorders covered by the Canadian Disability Tax Credit program are immediately visible to everyone the minute you walk out in public, others silently attack you from the inside. This is the case with many immune disorders, including Crohn’s disease in which the body actually attacks itself leading to inflammation of the digestive tract accompanied by abdominal pain and an inability to eat normally. Canadian Disability Benefits recognizes all forms of disability and will help you get the benefits you’re entitled to crohns disease.
What is Crohn’s Disease?
Crohn’s disease is one of many inflammatory bowel diseases, characterized by the fact that it can affect any portion of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus. The debilitating pain, nausea and weight loss associated with the most severe attacks of the disease can make daily activities impossible and require the aid of Canadian Disability Benefits. As an immune-disorder, there is no known cure for Crohn’s disease and even with treatment to control symptoms and maintain remission; relapse is always a serious concern.
Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease
As it is capable of affecting so many different areas of the digestive system, the symptoms of Crohn’s disease are widely accepted under the Canadian Disability Tax Credit program to vary from case to case but are always associated with bowel inflammation. Most common among the reported symptoms are things such as weight loss, diarrhea (with blood when inflammation is at its worst), abdominal pain and fever.
While even the standard occurrences of Crohn’s disease are bad enough to qualify for Canadian Disability Benefits, there is also a significant risk of the systemic symptoms commonly associated with other chronic inflammatory diseases. Over time skin lesions, inflammation of the joints and nervous system, anemia and neurological disorders such as stroke, seizures and more can present themselves. While the most severe symptoms tend to be more common in adult patients, many patients are actually diagnosed in childhood due to retarded growth rates or an inability to maintain typical growth rates.
How Canadian Disability Benefits Helps
Canadian Disability Benefits has seen the devastating effects that this disease can have on a person’s life even though symptoms are not generally visible to the outside observer. Unfortunately, many people in our society tend to write off disorders which they don’t see as “severe” as “minor” and this mentality can even be found in many who suffer in silence. Call us today to see how we can help you qualify for Canadian Disability Benefits.