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Those with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease may qualify for disability

Those who suffer from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease in West Virginia may be interested in learning if they qualify for disability benefits. The disease is hereditary and affects an estimated 1 out of every 2,500 people. Primary symptoms of the disease include a progressive loss of muscle tissue, muscle spasms and loss of touch sensation.

Obtaining disability benefits because of depression

West Virginia residents who experience symptoms of depression may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. Ideally, those who request benefits because of depression symptoms will have medical evidence to back their claims. Evidence could include trips to the hospital, invoices from a therapist or other records that come from a licensed medical professional. Those who lack such evidence could be required to submit to a consultative examination (CE).

Applying for SSD benefits with tachycardia

Tachycardia, or a faster than average resting heart rate, can be a significant disability for many people in West Virginia. The condition is caused by abnormal activity in the heart and can limit oxygen reaching various areas of the body. Some people with tachycardia may suffer from chest pain, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, fatigue or fainting, while others may not notice their symptoms until a doctor discovers them. However, tachycardia can lead in the long term to heart failure, stroke or heart attack, so treatment may be particularly important. In some cases, people experience tachycardia on an episodic basis that can lead to any of the above symptoms.

Seeking disability for chronic migraines

It's not just a headache. No matter how many times you hear someone dismiss your migraines as just a bad headache, you may never get over your frustration. Well-meaning friends may offer suggestions for home remedies, and your doctor may even fail to understand how incapacitating your migraines can be. In fact, you may already be to the point where your chronic migraines prevent you from holding any gainful employment.

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