A Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Receiving Social Security Disability
Your aorta is the largest artery in your body. Your aorta carries blood from your heart to the remainder of your body.
Your aorta is known as the thoracic aorta as it leaves your heart and then ascends, arches and descends through your chest. When your aorta gets to your diaphragm it is then called the abdominal aorta.
An aneurysm is an abnormal widening or ballooning of an area of an artery that results from weakness in the wall of your blood vessel. An aneurysm causes your blood vessel to balloon out like a weak spot on an old worn tire. This bulge can burst (rupture) and cause death at any time. There is a greater danger of rupture the larger your aneurysm is.
An aortic aneurysm is an aneurysm that develops on your aorta. Most aortic aneurysms occur on that portion that is the abdominal aorta. Less frequently, an aortic aneurysm may develop on the thoracic aorta.
Rarely, an aortic aneurysm may occur between your thoracic and abdominal aorta, involving both parts of the artery. When this happens it is called a thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm.
No one knows for sure what causes a thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm. There are factors that can contribute to the development of an aneurysm. Some of these are:
§ High blood pressure
§ Traumatic injury
§ Difficulties with your hearts valves
§ A family history of aortic aneurysm
§ Atherosclerosis (buildup of plaques in your arteries)
§ Using tobacco
§ Previous injury to your aorta
§ Being a white male over age 60
§ Connective tissue diseases like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and Marfan syndrome.
A thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm often grows slowly and may not cause any signs or symptoms. This makes it difficult to detect. A thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm may start and stay small with little danger of rupture. It may also grow at a faster rate that increases the threat of rupture. Possible signs and symptoms are:
§ Clammy skin
§ Nausea and vomiting
§ Low blood pressure
§ Back pain
§ Stridor (high-pitched breathing)
§ Pain or tenderness in your chest or abdomen
§ Problems swallowing
§ Swelling in your neck
§ Rapid heart rate
You or a loved one may have lived through a thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm. However, complications that have been brought about by it or other conditions that your have along with this aneurysm may have resulted in the disability of you or your loved one and be the reason why you are unable to work.
You may need help as a result of this. You may need financial assistance.
You or your loved one may be thinking about applying for the financial help 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 caused by a thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm and/or complications that have developed from it or other conditions that you have along with this aneurysm. You may have already applied and been denied by the Social Security Administration.
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