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Selected  Medical Impairments
Digestive Disorders  

This category includes disorders involving the digestive system, including gastrointestinal hemorrhage, chronic liver disease, liver transplant, inflammatory bowel disease, short bowel syndrome, and malnutrition.

Weight loss is a common sign of these disorders. Pain, fatigue, bleeding and constipation/incontinence are also frequently present. These are significant symptoms because they can limit an individual's ability to perform the physical tasks associated with even very light work.

Establishing disability based on a digestive disorder requires documenting the clinical signs that typically accompany the disorder and showing how the symptoms it produces limit an individual's ability to work.  It is unlikely that a person with nothing more than occasional acid reflux will qualify for an award of Social Security disability.  However, people with more severe digestive disorders have a good chance of being awarded benefits if their cases are properly developed.

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