Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Job Classification

In most duration tables, five job classifications are displayed. These job classifications are based on the amount of physical effort required to perform the work. The classifications correspond to the Strength Factor classifications described in the United States Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The following definitions are quoted directly from that publication.

Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Gastritis


Related Terms

  • Acute Gastritis
  • Atrophic Gastritis
  • Chronic Gastritis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Erosive Gastritis
  • Gastric Inflammation
  • Stomach Inflammation

Differential Diagnosis

Specialists

  • Gastroenterologist
  • Internal Medicine Physician

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

Factors that may influence the length of disability include the underlying cause of the gastritis, degree of inflammation, treatment prescribed, and development of complications.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
535 - Gastritis and Duodenitis
535.0 - Gastritis
535.00 - Gastritis, Acute, without Mention of Hemorrhage
535.01 - Gastritis, Acute, with Hemorrhage
535.1 - Atrophic Gastritis
535.10 - Atrophic Gastritis, without Mention of Hemorrhage
535.11 - Atrophic Gastritis, with Hemorrhage
535.2 - Gastric Mucosal Hypertrophy
535.20 - Gastric Mucosal Hypertrophy, without Mention of Hemorrhage
535.21 - Gastric Mucosal Hypertrophy, with Hemorrhage
535.3 - Alcoholic Gastritis
535.30 - Alcoholic Gastritis, without Mention of Hemorrhage
535.31 - Alcoholic Gastritis, with Hemorrhage
535.4 - Gastritis, Other Specified
535.40 - Gastritis, Other Specified, without Mention of Hemorrhage
535.41 - Gastritis, Other Specified, with Hemorrhage
535.5 - Gastritis and Gastroduodenitis, Unspecified
535.50 - Gastritis and Gastroduodenitis, Unspecified, without Mention of Hemorrhage
535.51 - Gastritis and Gastroduodenitis, Unspecified, with Hemorrhage

Complications

Complications associated with acute gastritis can include formation of lesions in the mucosal lining of the stomach (ulceration) and bleeding (hemorrhage) from the wall of the stomach. Chronic gastritis is often without symptoms for a period of time until atrophy of the stomach becomes severe enough that it interferes with digestion and emptying of food into the small intestine. Resulting complications may include fatigue and vague discomfort after eating. With chronic gastritis from H. pylori infection, up to 17% of individuals develop peptic ulcers, 25% are unable to secrete adequate amounts of stomach acid for digestion, and 1% to 3% may develop stomach cancer (Mukherjee).

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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