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What is hemophilia?

Cuts, scrapes or similar types of injuries in Indiana usually stop bleeding on their own. This is because, under normal circumstances, the blood contains proteins that cause the platelets to stick together and form clots. This prevents excess bleeding. However, if you are a hemophiliac, your blood does not have enough of the proteins necessary to promote clotting. This can lead to damaging and potentially fatal bleeding deep inside your body. 

Can epilepsy affect your ability to work?

If you suffer from epilepsy, you know first-hand how the disorder can affect all areas of your life, including your ability to drive, work and maintain your safety. Whether you were born with the disorder or you acquired it at some point throughout your life, living with epilepsy can make it difficult to perform certain tasks. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, this seizure disorder is the fourth most common neurological disease in the United States, affecting people of all ages and races. 

What is dystonia?

If you have noticed symptoms of uncontrollable muscle spasm in one or more areas of your body, you may be suffering from a neurological condition called dystonia. The abnormal muscle contractions that dystonia causes that force you into unusual and uncomfortable postures or cause involuntary repetitive motions can make it difficult, if not impossible, to continue performing work activities in Indiana due to the resulting disability. 

The challenge of PTSD

Many people in Indiana might have heard references in news stories or other conversations about a condition commonly referred to as PTSD. The official name of this syndrome is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. The PTSD Alliance indicates that signs of this condition were evidenced as early as the 1800s but it was not until the 1980s that the problem was officially recognized as a medical condition. 

Studying the SSA classification of anxiety

Social Security Disability benefits are meant to allow those who suffer from some sort of debilitating condition to be able to still meet their basic financial expenses. Yet there may be some in Marion who believe that many of those receiving such benefits are abusing this privilege. They may see the fact that the Social Security Administration reports that as of 2017, nearly 8.7 million Americans were receiving SSD benefits supports their concerns, particularly knowing that one can qualify for assistance based on conditions as such as anxiety. Many may think that anxiety is something that everyone deals with, therefore disqualifying it as a condition that can be disabling. 

Detailing SSD benefit criteria for joint pain

When the term "disabling injury" is mentioned, most in Marion will likely envision serious injuries to major body systems that leave one almost totally dependent on the care of others. Yet in all actuality, the vast majority of injuries that lead to disability are less initially severe, yet their net effect is drastic over time. Indeed, according to information shared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, injuries to the upper and lower extremities rank among the top three most common injuries that force people to miss work. 

America In The Top 10 For Most Stressed Countries

A recent report points to stress as something many Americans are struggling with in today’s world. In this research, 150,000 people were surveyed and interviewed about their mental health. These people came from over 140 countries. Using the findings from this survey, the report estimated stress levels in different places across the globe.

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