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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disability so why not Claim your Disability Benefit?


One of the most common gastrointestinal conditions that affects people today is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Many people might not be aware, but due to its chronic nature and the impact that it has on one’s daily life, irritable bowel syndrome is classified as a disability by the Canadian government. This means that if you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, you are entitled to receive disability benefits from the state. Before we digress into these benefits, it is important for us to first go over the condition in question.

As its name suggests, irritable bowel syndrome affects the digestive system and is in most cases, a chronic condition. The symptoms can be quite uncomfortable and include things such as constipation, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In addition, inflammation of the abdomen is also common with IBS while pains in other parts of the body (including lower back, head and stomach) can also become a frequent phenomenon.

The causes of irritable bowel syndrome are not known for sure but research shows that psychological factors play a strong role by affecting the nervous system’s ability to control the digestive system. For this reason psychological treatments are prescribed to a patient seeking help. Other treatments include adjusting the diet, exercise, stress management and probiotics (which release body-friendly bacteria). Alternatively, laxatives may also be used to relieve the bowel.

Nonetheless, as can be inferred from the symptoms, IBS can not be taken lightly since it has the potential to negatively affect one’s quality of life. Thankfully the Canadian government has rightly classified IBS as a disability and it thus offers IBS sufferers various disability benefits which are aimed at making the victim’s life easier. These benefits come in numerous forms, such as Disability Tax Credits or the Registered Disability Savings Plan, and can be availed if you so wish it. That said, one has to admit that the procedures involved in claiming these benefits can be a further cause of anxiety as one would have to go through a tedious application procedure.

You though do not need to fret about all of this since the National Benefit Authority (NBA) is here to help you. We at the NBA have made it our mission to make your life easier. By providing expert guidance on any and all matters pertaining to disability benefits, we help you get the benefits you deserve. Our commitment to your cause is evidenced by us offering you a free consultation. So why wait? Book your free consultation today and claim your benefits!

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