A Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Receiving Social Security Disability
An aneurysm is a ballooning or abnormal widening of a part of an artery that is caused by weakness in the wall of your blood vessel. Your blood vessel bulges out like a weak spot on an old worn tire when this occurs. This bulge can rupture (burst) and result in death at any time. The larger your aneurysm is the greater the danger of it rupturing.
An aortic aneurysm is when an aneurysm occurs on your aorta. The aorta is the largest artery in your body. It transports blood from your heart to the rest of your body. Your aorta bulges at the site of the aneurysm.
An aortic aneurysm can develop anywhere along the length of your aorta. However, the majority of aortic aneurysms develop along your abdominal aorta.
Your aorta is referred to as the thoracic aorta as it leaves your heart and then ascends, arches and descends through your chest until it gets to your diaphragm. After it reaches your diaphragm, it is called the abdominal aorta. A thoracic aortic aneurysm is when an aneurysm takes place at a point on your aorta where it is referred to as the thoracic aorta.
The exact causes of a thoracic aortic aneurysm are not known. However, there are factors that may play a part in the development of an aneurysm. These include:
§ Difficulties with your hearts valves
§ Traumatic injury
§ Previous injury to your aorta
§ Connective tissue diseases like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and Marfan syndrome
§ Being a white male over age 60
§ A family history of aortic aneurysm
§ High blood pressure
§ Using tobacco
§ Atherosclerosis (buildup of plaques in your arteries).
A thoracic aortic aneurysm usually grows slowly and causes no signs or symptoms, which makes it hard to detect. Many thoracic aortic aneurysms begin small and stay small with little threat of rupture. However, a thoracic aortic aneurysm may grow at a faster rate. This increases the risk of rupture. Signs and symptoms that you may experience as a thoracic aortic aneurysm grows include:
§ Back pain
§ Pain or tenderness in your chest or abdomen
§ Vomiting and nausea
§ Swelling in your neck
§ Rapid heart rate
§ Low blood pressure
§ Difficulty swallowing
§ Clammy skin
§ High-pitched breathing (stridor).
You or a loved one may have survived a thoracic aortic aneurysm. However, complications that have resulted from it or other ailments that your have in addition to this aneurysm may have led to you or your loved ones disability and not being able to work.
If this is true, you may need assistance. You may need financial help.
You or your loved one may be planning on applying for the financial assistance that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability that has been brought about by a thoracic aortic aneurysm and/or complications that have been caused by it or other ailments that you have in addition to this aneurysm. You may have already tried this option, and your claim was turned down by the Social Security Administration.
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