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COVID induced POTS and Nervous system disorders

COVID Induced POTS Or Nervous System Disorders

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, we have seen an increase in COVID-19 long haulers who are now debilitated by COVID-induced POTS or Nervous system disorders. We have been appealing Long Term Disability Insurance denials for clients suffering from POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) and other Nervous System Disorders for many years. And we have found …

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Chronic Illness & The Coronavirus – 5 Things You Need to Know

We all know that people who are disabled or have a chronic illness are at higher risk of getting COVID-19. But in this time of scary headlines, know there are additional things you can do to protect yourself if you have one or more chronic illnesses. 5 Things People With Chronic Illness Need to Know …

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Long Term Disability & The Comorbidities Of EDS, POTS & MCAS

Over the years we have represented many clients in Long Term Disability Insurance claims for POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)  or EDS (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome)or MCAS (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome). Then we started to notice a rise in cases where 2 or all 3 syndromes had been diagnosed. In 2016 Researchers found a genetic mutation that links Ehlers-Danlos …

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EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROME & Long Term Disability

EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROME & LTD Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of disorders that affect the connective tissues —  your skin, joints and blood vessel walls. Connective tissue provide strength and elasticity to the underlying structures in your body. According to the Genetic & Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), There are 13 types of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS). You can view …

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Stiff Person Syndrome

Stiff person syndrome (SPS) Stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a rare, progressive syndrome that affects the nervous system, specifically the brain and spinal cord.  Although very rare (Stiff Person Syndrome affects only 1 in a million people), McDonald & McDonald has represented several Long Term Disability Insurance clients who have suffered from SPS. The cause of stiff person syndrome is unknown, …

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Has Chronic Illness Turned Me Into An Introvert? (from ProHealth.com)

Being an introvert or extrovert depends on how you get your energy and recharge. If social interaction with a chronic illness tires you out (when it used to give you energy)….you could switch from being an extrovert to an introvert! You’re friends and family might not understand why you’ve become more withdrawn. Don’t feel bad. …

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Long Term Disability & Autonomic Dysfunction Or Dysautonomia

Your autonomic nervous system controls involuntary actions, such as the beating of your heart, breathing, and the widening or narrowing of your blood vessels. When something goes wrong in the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), it can cause serious problems with many body functions that should be automatic. We have represented many individuals with Autonomic dysfunction …

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Requirements For Filing A Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance Claim

What You Need To Know To File A Long Term Disability Claim Under ERISA: Q. On what day did you become a plan member? This is very important because some plans require a waiting period before you become a plan member. The Plan may require you be employed 90 days before you become a plan …

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Sjögren’s Syndrome & Long Term Disability

Sjögren’s (“SHOW-grins”) Syndrome is a systemic autoimmune disease involving gland dysfunction that can affect the entire body. Because Sjögren’s Syndrome is an autoimmune syndrome, it is found more commonly in families that have members with other autoimmune illnesses. In autoimmune disorders, the immune system, which normally protects the body from infection and cancers, may cause …

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