Endocrine System Impairments are caused by overproduction or underproduction of hormones, resulting in structural or functional changes in the body.
How are Endocrine System Impairments evaluated by the Social Security Administration (SSA)?
Where involvement of other organ systems has occurred as a result of a primary endocrine disorder, these impairments are evaluated according to the criteria under the appropriate sections on the SSA website.
Medically acceptable imaging to support the evaluation and diagnosis of the impairment includes, but is not limited to:
- x-ray imaging
- computerized axial tomography (CAT scan)
- magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- radionuclear bone scans
What are some categories of Endocrine System Impairments?
The following categories of Endocrine System Impairments are described more in depth on the SSA’s website:
- Thyroid disorders
- Neurohypophyseal insufficiency (diabetes insipidus)
- Hyperfunction of the adrenal cortex
- Diabetes mellitus
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