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Yes, is the short answer. 1/3rd of people with RA have to give up work within 1 year of onset of disease, many more within 10 years of onset but things may be improving now due to biologic drugs. You would need to check the definition of ill health within your pension scheme to see if you qualify. Ill health retirement is limited to those with access to such a benefit under their occupational pension scheme. You may need to discuss with your consultant whether you would meet the criteria for your pension scheme - it is the consultant who decides not your GP. The pension scheme may want their own medical expert to examine you but cannot refuse if you meet the criteria. You may also be entitled to Disability living allowance and incapacity benefit. Please note that the rules for some schemes particularly local government are now not as generous as they used to be and to get the maximum entitlement you need to be incapable of any type of work, not just incapable of doing your own job.
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. RA can be responsible for inflammation around the joints as well as in other… organs and tissues of the body. An autoimmune disease is a condition where body's tissues are attacked by the body's own immune system. The immune system is designed to "seek and destroy" invaders or foreign materials of the body, especially infectious organisms. Persons with autoimmune diseases have antibodies in their blood that attack their own body the resulting inflammation then damages or destroys the tissue concerned. Because it can affect several organs of the body it is known as a systemic illness and is sometimes called rheumatoid disease. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic illness, meaning it can last for years, patients may experience long periods of time without symptoms. Rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive illness that has the potential to cause joint destruction, Deformity, pain and functional disability. Ra usually presents itself in several joints coinciding on on opposite sides of the body and is also described as a poliarthritis. Kids can get rheumatoid arthritis too. Most people think that it is only the elderly that can get it. The Arthritis Foundation, a nationwide support group, works to bring this message out to the world. Rheumatoid arthritis is an Autoimmune disease that leads to the destruction of connective tissue like cartilage in the joints and in other places.
Answer . \nInformation for Social Security Disability claims can be found at the SSA website. Please refer to the link on this answer page.. Answer . Anyone with a debi…litating condition that has enough SS credits can apply for SSD. The condition as a rule, has to be such that the person is unable to engage in gainful employment for at least one year. The filing process can be complicated and frustrating. There will be a lot of paperwork, and you will need supporting documents, from doctors, clinics, etc. Sometimes the SSA requires you to be examined by a physician of their choice. Contact your local SSA office, for instructions, much of it can be done by phone. Be advised that it will take a minimum of six months for any decision on your claim. Persons who qualify for SSD may also be eligible for SSI and Medicare benefits.. Answer . But contact the SSA right away, even though approval is going to take six months. Once you receive approval, your benefits will be paid from the day you applied, so wasting time is wasting money!. Answer . Are you trying to get disability benefits or obtain a disability policy? If you are trying to obtain a personal policy and your symptoms are mild or controlled with non steroidal drugs then you can obtain coverage.. For information, resources and related links go The National Council On Disability (NCD) . In Australia if you are unable to work as a result of a health condition and you dont have insurance or any other form of regular income you are covered by the governments disability pension as is most of the cost of drugs and hospitalization surgery (ETC)
No. There are many different forms of arthritis. (and rheumatoid arthritis is one of them). Most of which get their name as a result of their effect on joints. However rheumat…oid arthritis RA is a form of arthritis which is an autoimmune disease and a disease in its own right. It must be noted however that the cause for Rheumatoid arthritis is as yet not known and that flareups in the disease can often coincide with infection or injury in seemingly unassociated situations.
Any one can get RA from childhood onwards however more women then men get it and the ave age of onset is 35 to 40
Rheumatoid arthritis is not a degenerative disease, unlike osteoarthritis which is.
No, psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two different things with different symptoms. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, while psoriatic arthritis is… a complication of psoriasis.
Yes, as a mater of fact it is possible to have RA with no RF at all. that is known as seronegative RA. as opposed to seropositive RA
Yesin december 1997 i was diagnised hthat i have RA. after blood test. I take ayurveda medicines only. In these
Which one is degenerative illnesses rheumatoid arthritis and muscular dystrophy or chondrodynia and stemotomy?
Rheumatoid arthritis ,muscular dystrophy and chondrodynia.
It all depends on where you live.
Well, Arthritis is normally a progressive thing. Meaning it gets worse over time. The medical term for this is degeneration. When it involves the spine, which is responsible f…or everything that happens in your body, you can never be to foolish. When there is no lubrication in the spinal disc's and they begin to rub together you may not be able to life or do things necessary to provide an income for your family. Best to contact the Social Security Administration.
Yes, as a matter of fact you can have RA with no rheumatoid factor at all.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a result of a form of autoimmune disease. The immune system disorder leaves your body unable to determine clearly what is your own tissue and what coul…d be an invader. It mistakenly targets the tissues in the joints as foreign substances and causes inflammation in the area to try to "kill" what it has incorrectly determined is a pathogen. This results in painful swelling that can eventually result in erosion of synovial (joint lining) tissue and bone tissue in the joint and eventually in joint deformity and stiffness. People can become nearly immobile due to the pain of movement. It can also cause inflammation of other tissues, and even systemic (whole body) flare ups with fevers and fatigue. It is a chronic long term disease. Drugs that suppress the immune system are often prescribed to treat it, leaving those with the disorder more susceptible to infectious diseases. More information: The synovial membrane becomes severely inflamed. Usually thin and delicate, the synovium becomes thick and stiff, with numerous infoldings on its surface. Omega 3 fish oils in the diet can help with the inflammation. Other aids in treating the disease include weight loss for less stress on the joints. In some people, food allergies can trigger the red hot swollen joints. When the immune system is suppressed, avoid being in crowds. Minor infections, such as a cold can also trigger the outbreak of arthritis (inflammation of a joint). Keep mobile, walk or swim, or go aqua jogging. Joint protection from even minor injury is a must, also avoid tripping up curbs, falling over stones or stumbling on rugs in the home, etc. Make sure you slowly build up to exercise when your physician says it is okay to do so.
rheumatoidresembling rheumatism. arthritis [ahr-thri´tis] (pl. arthri´tides) inflammation of a joint. adj., adj arthrit´ic. The term is often used by the public to indicat…e any disease involving pain or stiffness of the musculoskeletal system. Arthritis is not a single disease, but a group of over 100 diseases that cause pain and limit movement. The most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Ill health in retirement can be avoided, for the most part, or atleast minimized by staying active and having a good diet before youare at the age of retirement. There are a l…ot of things you can do,but they all require some level of self motivation and dedication,but if you really want to look forward to retirement, you can thinkof it as an investment, like an IRA.