Osteoporosis is a disease that affects many people who may be eligible for disability benefits in Florida. More women are affected by osteoporosis than men. Public awareness of the disease focuses on women more than men, which can be deceiving.With osteoporosis, bones become brittle and weak because the disease involves bone density loss. Minerals and hormone levels play an important part with bone density. Low calcium levels and phosphorus, and loss of estrogen production during and after menopause can increase the chances of developing the condition. Osteoporosis has been linked to:
- Endocrine conditions
- Reproduction system disorders
- Hereditary disorders
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Broward County residents with osteoporosis if left untreated can suffer fractures of the spine, hips, and extremities due to a weakened bone structure. It can be so severe that people with osteoporosis in Broward County can’t work or do everyday activities for fear of breaking a bone and experiencing pain. Their only source of income would be disability benefits in Broward County, if they are approved by Social Security.
Osteoporosis can be diagnosed with a bone density test. The unfortunate thing about osteoporosis is that it does not have noticeable signs until it has progressed to the point of pain and other symptoms. Osteoporosis will eventually cause:
- Back pain
- Stooped posture
- Fractures (back vertebra, hips, wrists)
- Height loss
Many people living in Broward County with osteoporosis may be eligible for disability. A knowledgeable South Florida disability attorney knows the rules and regulations of Social Security in order to file a claim.
If you are suffering from osteoporosis and are eligible for disability benefits, it is important to contact a South Florida disability attorney to help you with the process.
The South Florida Law Offices of David Benenfeld can help you with filing your disability claim and get the disability benefits you are entitled to. Call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld today at[number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].