Have you had a brain attack? Are you wanting to get disability benefits?
Your brain is the center of your nervous system. Your brain monitors and regulates your bodys actions and reactions.
Your brain continuously receives sensory information. It rapidly analyzes the data it gets and responds by controlling the actions and functions of your body.
Your brain has to have a continuous supply of blood so that it will function the way it should. Your brain receives the glucose and oxygen that it requires from your blood.
A brain attack occurs when the supply of blood to a part of your brain is severely interrupted or reduced. This results in cell death in your brain.
A brain attack occurs in two main ways. It is either an ischemic brain attack or an hemorrhagic brain attack.
Most frequent kind
Ischemic brain attacks are by far the most frequent kind of brain attack. Around 80 to 90% of all brain attacks are ischemic brain attacks. Around 10 to 20% of brain attacks are hemorrhagic brain attacks.
There are two common types of ischemic brain attack. They are a thrombotic brain attack and an embolic brain attack
There are also two types of hemorrhagic brain attack. These are an intracerebral hemorrhage and a subarachnoid hemorrhage.
A Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is often regarded as being a mini brain attack. A TIA is a short episode in which you experience signs and symptoms that are like those you would have in a major brain attack.
You can think of a TIA as a warning sign. It may be an indication that you are at risk for a primary brain attack.
A brain attack is the number one cause of people being disabled in the United States and is the third leading cause of death. The incidence of brain attack is the same for men and women. However, brain attack brings about death more frequently in women than it does in men.
The leading risk factor for having a brain attack is high blood pressure (hypertension). Other risk factors are:
SmokingHigh cholesterolFamily history of brain attackAtrial fibrillationHeart diseasePhysical inactivityDiabetesHormone therapies that include the use of birth control pills r estrogenAdvancing ageHeavy consumption of or binging on alcoholUsing illicit drugs.
There are signs and symptoms that may suggest that you are having a brain attack. These include:
A sudden, severe headacheDifficulty walkingNumbness or paralysis on one side of your face or bodyHaving problems with your vision out of one or both of your eyes Difficulty speaking or understanding.
As mentioned earlier, a brain attack results from an interruption or reduction in the flow of blood to an area of your brain. An ischemic brain attack is caused by a blockage that occurs in an artery. A hemorrhagic brain attack results when a blood vessel bursts or leaks.
A brain attack may be what has brought about your disability. If you applied for Social Security disability benefits and were denied, the wise thing to do is to talk to a disability lawyer and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.
Article written by James Shugart
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