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.

Thyroiditis


Related Terms

  • Atypical Subacute Thyroiditis
  • Autoimmune Thyroiditis
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis
  • De Quervain's Thyroiditis
  • Giant Cell Thyroiditis
  • Granulomatous Thyroiditis
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
  • Hashitoxicosis
  • Hyperthyroiditis
  • Inflammation of the Thyroid
  • Lymphadenoid Goiter
  • Lymphocytic Thyroiditis
  • Painless Thyroiditis
  • Silent Lymphocytic Thyroiditis
  • Silent Thyroiditis
  • Struma Lymphomatosa
  • Subacute Granulomatous Thyroiditis
  • Subacute Lymphocytic Thyroiditis
  • Subacute Thyroiditis
  • Thyroadenitis

Differential Diagnosis

  • Goiter
  • Graves' disease
  • Infection of the upper digestive tract (throat, esophagus)
  • Systemic infection or other systemic illness
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid cyst and related hemorrhage
  • Thyrotoxicosis

Specialists

  • Endocrinologist
  • Internal Medicine Physician

Comorbid Conditions

  • Bacterial infection
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Immune system disorders

Factors Influencing Duration

The length of disability is influenced by the form of thyroiditis, the severity of symptoms, and the individual's response to treatment. Hashimoto's disease is progressive and will usually result in permanent hypothyroidism, which is generally responsive to therapy.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
245.0 - Thyroiditis, Acute; Abscess of Thyroid; Thyroiditis: Nonsuppurative, Acute, Pyogenic, Suppurative
245.1 - Thyroiditis, Subacute; Thyroiditis, de Quervains, Giant Cell, Granulomatous, Viral
245.2 - Hashimotos Thyroiditis; Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis; Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis; Hashimotos Disease; Struma Lymphomatosa; Thyroiditis, Autoimmune, Lymphocytic (Chronic)
245.3 - Thyroiditis, Chronic Fibrous; Struma Fibrosa; Thyroiditis, Invasive (Fibrous), Ligneous, Riedels
245.4 - Iatrogenic Thyroiditis
245.8 - Chronic Thyroiditis, Other and Unspecified; Chronic Thyroiditis NOS, Nonspecific
245.9 - Thyroiditis, Unspecified; Thyroiditis NOS

Prognosis

The prognosis following thyroiditis depends on the underlying cause. Most individuals with Hashimoto's disease generally progress to complete thyroid failure and subsequent permanent hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism generally responds well to treatment, and affected individuals are able to function normally, although goiter from autoimmune thyroiditis may not subside with thyroid hormone replacement and may take months or years to resolve. The other types of thyroiditis tend to resolve completely and without treatment. If treatment is indicated, these conditions generally respond well, and total resolution of symptoms is common. Symptoms can recur but tend to resolve again.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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