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Hepatomegaly and Receiving Disability Benefits

What is Hepatomegaly?

Hepatomegaly is the name that has been given to a condition in which your liver is larger than normal size. This condition is also known as an enlarged liver.

One thing to keep in mind is that hepatomegaly is not a disease or a disorder. Hepatomegaly is a sign or symptom of an underlying disease or disorder that is causing it. In fact, hepatomegaly may be one of the main signs or symptoms of a serious medical disease or disorder, such as congestive heart failure, liver disease or cancer.

Understanding the liver - The largest glandular organ in your body is your liver. Your liver is located on the right side of your abdominal cavity just below your diaphragm. Your liver is a football-shaped organ that weighs about three pounds.

Your liver is responsible for many important things in your body. Some of these include storing minerals and vitamins, producing substances that break down fats, making certain amino acids, maintaining a proper level of glucose in your blood, filtering harmful substances from your blood, converting glucose to glycogen and producing urea.

Possible Reasons and Causes for Hepatomegaly

There are many different medical disorders and diseases that may be the underlying cause of hepatomegaly. Some of these may include:

Risk Factors that could increase chances for Hepatomegaly

There are some risk factors that may increase your likelihood of having hepatomegaly. Some of these are:

Signs and Symptoms of Hepatomegaly

Again, it is well to remember that hepatomegaly is not a disorder or a disease. It is a sign or symptom of an underlying disease or disorder that is responsible for it.

However, having said that, there are signs and symptoms that may be an indication of hepatomegaly. On the other hand, you may not have any signs or symptoms at all with hepatomegaly. If you do experience signs and symptoms, they may include:

You may be disabled and cannot work due to the underlying disorder or disease and/or complications that have been brought about by whatever it is that has led to your hepatomegaly. If this is the case, you may be in need of financial help?

Have you taken the step of applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration? If you have, was your application turned down by the Social Security Administration? Complete a free disability case evaluation today.

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