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Coping With Obesity In South Florida

Being diagnosed with obesity doesn’t always come as a shock. Many people have struggled with their weight for years before their doctors tell them they have hit the mark of being extremely or morbidly obese. Sometimes, individuals who are obese are surprised when they learn of a more serious condition that has resulted from the status of their weight. Health complications resulting from obesity include: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, to mention just a few.

While Broward County residents who are obese struggle with their weight and the serious health problems that accompany it, they commonly wrestle with personal, economic, and employment issues as well. If someone is morbidly obese, and also struggles with other health complications, he or she is likely to become overwhelmed and feel incapacitated, both physically and emotionally.

Medical doctors that treat obesity readily give advice and treatment that pertain to diet and fitness. Individuals who are obese also tend to struggle with depression, shame, isolation, discomfort, and disability. At some point, it appears inevitable to many, that due to their obesity and other serious health conditions, they are no longer able to stay employed.

If you struggle with obesity and find you can no longer work, you may be eligible to receive Florida Social Security disability benefits.  In order for an obese patient to qualify for Social Security disability benefits, one must prove that there are other health complications that are preventing them from working.

Often, a person diagnosed with extreme or morbid obesity may continue to try to work, even when it’s beyond his or her ability only because he or she doesn’t realize that Social Security disability benefits may be available. Contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld for a free legal consultation to determine if you have a case. Call 954-677-0155.

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