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.

Hyperthyroidism


Related Terms

  • Overactive Thyroid

Differential Diagnosis

Factors Influencing Duration

The individual's age and the underlying cause of the disease may influence the length of disability. The length of disability depends on the type of treatment administered and the individual's response to therapy. The development of hypothyroidism after treatment will prolong recovery.

If radioactive treatment is used, extended sick leave may be required if the individual experiences significant post-iodine thyroiditis and exacerbation of hyperthyroidism. After treatment, disability due to underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) may occur, with symptoms of severe fatigue, cold intolerance, and unexplained weight gain.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
242.1 - Thyrotoxicosis with or without Goiter; Toxic Uninodular Goiter; Thyroid Nodule, Toxic or with Hyperthyroidism; Uninodular Goiter, Toxic or with Hyperthyroidism
242.10 - Thyrotoxicosis with or without Goiter; Toxic Uninodular Goiter; Thyroid Nodule, Toxic or with Hyperthyroidism; Uninodular Goiter, Toxic or with Hyperthyroidism; without Mention of Thyrotoxic Crisis or Storm
242.11 - Thyrotoxicosis with or without Goiter; Toxic Uninodular Goiter; Thyroid Nodule, Toxic or with Hyperthyroidism; Uninodular Goiter, Toxic or with Hyperthyroidism; with Mention of Thyrotoxic Crisis or Storm
242.2 - Thyrotoxicosis with or without Goiter; Toxic Multinodular Goiter; Secondary Thyroid Hyperplasia
242.20 - Thyrotoxicosis with or without Goiter; Toxic Multinodular Goiter; Secondary Thyroid Hyperplasia; without Mention of Thyrotoxic Crisis or Storm
242.21 - Thyrotoxicosis with or without Goiter; Toxic Multinodular Goiter; Secondary Thyroid Hyperplasia; with Mention of Thyrotoxic Crisis or Storm
242.3 - Thyrotoxicosis with or without Goiter; Toxic Nodular Goiter, Unspecified; Adenomatous Goiter, Toxic or with Hyperthyroidism; Nodular Goiter, Toxic or with Hyperthyroidism; Struma Nodosa, Toxic or with Hyperthyroidism
242.30 - Thyrotoxicosis with or without Goiter; Toxic Nodular Goiter, Unspecified; Adenomatous Goiter, Toxic or with Hyperthyroidism; Nodular Goiter, Toxic or with Hyperthyroidism; Struma Nodosa, Toxic or with Hyperthyroidism; without Mention of Thyrotoxic Crisis or Storm
242.31 - Thyrotoxicosis with or without Goiter; Toxic Nodular Goiter, Unspecified; Adenomatous Goiter, Toxic or with Hyperthyroidism; Nodular Goiter, Toxic or with Hyperthyroidism; Struma Nodosa, Toxic or with Hyperthyroidism; with Mention of Thyrotoxic Crisis or Storm
242.8 - Thyrotoxicosis with or without Goiter; Thyrotoxicosis of Other Specified Origin; Overproduction of Thyroid-stimulating Hormone [TSH] Thyrotoxicosis, Factitia from Ingestion of Excessive Thyroid Material
242.80 - Thyrotoxicosis with or without Goiter; Thyrotoxicosis of Other Specified Origin; Overproduction of Thyroid-stimulating Hormone [TSH] Thyrotoxicosis, Factitia from Ingestion of Excessive Thyroid Material; without Mention of Thyrotoxic Crisis or Storm
242.81 - Thyrotoxicosis with or without Goiter; Thyrotoxicosis of Other Specified Origin; Overproduction of Thyroid-stimulating Hormone [TSH] Thyrotoxicosis, Factitia from Ingestion of Excessive Thyroid Material; with Mention of Thyrotoxic Crisis or Storm
242.9 - Thyrotoxicosis without Mention of Goiter or Other Cause; Hyperthyroidism NOS; Thyrotoxicosis NOS
242.90 - Thyrotoxicosis without Mention of Goiter or Other Cause; Hyperthyroidism NOS; Thyrotoxicosis NOS; without Mention of Thyrotoxic Crisis or Storm
242.91 - Thyrotoxicosis without Mention of Goiter or Other Cause; Hyperthyroidism NOS; Thyrotoxicosis NOS; with Mention of Thyrotoxic Crisis or Storm

Specialists

  • Endocrinologist
  • General Surgeon
  • Nuclear Medicine Specialist
  • Ophthalmologist

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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