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.

Peptic Ulcer Disease


Related Terms

  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroduodenal Ulcer

Differential Diagnosis

Specialists

  • Gastroenterologist
  • General Surgeon

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

Factors that may influence length of disability include the severity of the disease and whether chronic blood loss has produced anemia, the presence of H. pylori at presentation, effectiveness of drug therapy, and whether or not surgery is required.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
533.00 - Peptic Ulcer with Hemorrhage, Acute, without Mention of Obstruction
533.01 - Peptic Ulcer with Hemorrhage, Acute, with Obstruction
533.10 - Peptic Ulcer with Perforation, Acute, without Mention of Obstruction
533.11 - Peptic Ulcer with Perforation, Acute, with Obstruction
533.20 - Peptic Ulcer with Hemorrhage and Perforation, Acute, without Mention of Obstruction
533.21 - Peptic Ulcer with Hemorrhage and Perforation, Acute, with Obstruction
533.30 - Peptic Ulcer without Mention of Hemorrhage or Perforation, Acute, without Mention of Obstruction
533.31 - Peptic Ulcer without Mention of Hemorrhage or Perforation, Acute, with Obstruction
533.40 - Peptic Ulcer with Hemorrhage, Chronic or Unspecified, without Mention of Obstruction
533.41 - Peptic Ulcer with Hemorrhage, Chronic or Unspecified, with Obstruction
533.50 - Peptic Ulcer with Perforation, Chronic or Unspecified, without Mention of Obstruction
533.51 - Peptic Ulcer with Perforation, Chronic or Unspecified, with Obstruction
533.60 - Peptic Ulcer with Hemorrhage and Perforation, Chronic or Unspecified, without Mention of Obstruction
533.61 - Peptic Ulcer with Hemorrhage and Perforation, Chronic or Unspecified, with Obstruction
533.70 - Peptic Ulcer without Mention of Hemorrhage or Perforation, Chronic, without Mention of Obstruction
533.71 - Peptic Ulcer without Mention of Hemorrhage or Perforation, Chronic, with Obstruction
533.90 - Peptic Ulcer Unspecified As Acute or Chronic, without Mention of Hemorrhage or Perforation, without Mention of Obstruction
533.91 - Peptic Ulcer Unspecified As Acute or Chronic, without Mention of Hemorrhage or Perforation, with Obstruction

Rehabilitation

Regular physical activity on a daily basis is recommended to relieve stress that may exacerbate peptic ulcer. Aerobic exercise for 30 to 45 minutes per session is usually beneficial.

If surgery is used as a treatment, intermittent positive pressure breathing exercises may be necessary to prevent pulmonary complications. Additionally, exercises to reduce postoperative pain, speed recovery, and strengthen abdominal muscles are important.

Exercises that help increase circulation and make walking easier are especially valuable during the first 48 hours after surgery and should be performed until recovery from surgery is complete and pain is no longer noticeable while walking or breathing.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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