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Dysphagia Secondary To Parkinsons

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I have been having a problem with swollowing, and will undergo a test for Dysphagia next week. I do know that Parkinsons is a cause of Dysphagia, so would they rate this as part of the Parkinsons or would they rate it as secondary, and rate it seperately? If they rate it seperately. what would the rating be, or would I look under the Digestive section to find the rating?

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I would put in for it as secondary...they may say it is a disease noted to have other conditions that may or may not be present in all with this diagnosis. But if I were you I would and google it and get some of the medical studies and medical journals to help win this. I brought 22 studies on Diabetes, and Fibromyalgia as secondary conditions of PTSD and won on both. The examiner used some of these as a basis to prove the existence, and the rater used these studies and the examiner's(C&P) to award this.

You have to do as much work in finding all the well documented searches/Medical Journal proofs to assist you with this claim. If other conditions happen to worsen and you have diagnosis's for them too, try and secondary them too. You have nothing to lose and only to gain. Good luck with your tests and the claim.

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