Anemia is called “Chronic” when it has existed for a long period of time. Anemia occurs when the number of red blood cells in our bodies has been reduced. A doctor might refer to it as having a low blood count. Our red blood cells work to bring oxygen from our lungs to the rest of our body. These cells are produced in our bone marrow. If our bone marrow or our kidneys are not functioning correctly or if we are not well nourished, then it can have an effect in lowering our blood count.
There are a number of causes, including long term chronic diseases, such as, gastritis, sickle cell anemia, cancer, liver or renal disease, ulcers, etc.
Symptoms include dizziness, shortness of breath, fatigue, fainting, palpitations, weakness, etc.
Serious Chronic Anemia can lead to an inability of performance of many normal functions of employment and daily living. A physician should evaluate and monitor an individual’s condition.
As with other impairments, it’s always a good idea to have your treatment records include your symptoms. It is usually a good idea to prepare a list of your symptoms and remind your doctor of the complete list of symptoms which you are experiencing so that they are written as part of your record.
We understand your concerns and that it’s difficult to deal with a government agency when you are trying to also deal with your debilitating condition. We are available to help you through the process of applying for your disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Contact us at 800-641-9781 and let our experience help you.
At the Law Offices of Gary Glenn, we have assisted many clients who have suffered from Chronic Anemia which can lead to an inability of performance of many normal functions of employment and daily living.