Angina Pectoris and Receiving Social Security Disability
When you say the word, angina most people immediately think of pain in the chest. They think of pain related to the heart. Angina, however, can refer to other parts of your body.
There are also other types of angina that are not directly related to your heart. However, when you say the word most people think of chest pain and the heart.
The angina related to your heart is angina pectoris, or most commonly referred to just as angina. Angina is a Latin word that refers to a painful constriction or tightness somewhere in your body. Angina pectoris is pain in your chest that results from ischemia (a lack of blood and hence oxygen supply) of your heart muscle due to spasm or obstruction of your coronary arteries (the heart's blood vessels).
People commonly equate the severity of angina pectoris with the risk of a fatal heart attack. There is a weak relationship between severity of pain and the degree of oxygen deprivation in your heart muscle. In other words, you can have severe angina pectoris with little or no risk of a heart attack. On the other hand, you can have little or no angina pectoris and have a heart attack.
Angina pectoris is classified in two ways. It is classified as stable or unstable angina.
Unstable angina pectoris is usually grouped with similar medical conditions like acute coronary syndrome pain. Some of the ways that unstable angina pectoris can affect you are:
Pain that gets worse and worse, which is called, crescendo angina
Sudden-onset angina while resting
Pain that lasts for more than 15 minutes are symptoms of unstable angina.
These symptoms require immediate medical attention, and are usually treated like a presumed heart attack.
Stable angina pectoris refers to the more common understanding of angina related to a lack of blood supply and oxygen of your heart muscle. Some of its effects are:
Pain in jaw, back, shoulders, arms or neck.
These effects are usually brought on by some activity (running, walking, etc) with minimal or non-existent symptoms at rest. These indications usually go away several minutes following stopping the precipitating activities and begin again when activity resumes.
You may be unable to work because of angina pectoris. It is important to remember that whatever underlying condition is causing your angina pectoris is the real cause of your disability. Angina pectoris is the main symptom that you are experiencing.
You may need help. You may need financial help.
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