Can I get disability benefits for polycythemia? Polycythemia Vera is a blood disorder in which your bone marrow makes too many red blood cells; it may also result in production of too many white blood cells and platelets. But it’s the excess red blood cells that thicken your blood and cause most of the concerns.
Polycythemia vera — also called primary polycythemia — is rare and usually develops slowly. You may have it for years without noticing signs or symptoms. Often, the condition is discovered during a blood test done for some other reason.
In its early stages, the disease usually doesn’t cause any signs or symptoms. However, as the disease progresses, you may experience: headaches; dizziness; itchy skin; redness; shortness of breath; difficulty breathing while lying down, numbness of the lower extremities; fatigue or a bloating of the left abdominal region due to an enlarged spleen.
While many people live normal lives with primary polycythemia, for others the condition can be life threatening.
If you or a loved one lives Alabama, you are suffering from the effects of Polycythemia Vera and you believe you are disabled as the result and are entitled to Social Security Disability or SSI benefits, you do not have to take on the Social Security Administration alone. Please feel free to one of the experienced Alabama Disability Attorneys at Powell and Denny today for a Free Consultation. Virtual appointments are available via Zoom to better protect you from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Can I get disability benefits for polycythemia