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Can I Get Social Security Disability for a Thrombus

Can I get Social Security disability for a thrombus? This is a question you may be asking if you have a thrombus, and it is keeping you from being able to work. financial-problems-and-disability-benefitsThe vital liquid that flows in your blood vessels is blood. The truth is that blood is always flowing. Blood is pumped by your heart through your arteries to all of the cells, organs and tissues in your body. Then, your veins are the means by which your blood goes back to your heart. The clotting of your blood is one of the most critical processes that takes place in your body. The reason for this is because the clotting of your blood assists your body in repairing injured or damaged blood vessels. Platelets are sent When the lining of a blood vessel is hurt, platelets are sent to the damaged or hurt area to serve as an initial plug. After this, these platelets release chemicals that activate a series of clotting factors which start the clotting cascade. A thrombus is the term that is used in medicine for a blood clot. When things are normal, only small consequences take place in your body when it has to have a thrombus to repair one of your blood vessels. The problem is that there are occasions when a thrombus forms without being needed. Consequences and complications that can be severe and even life-threatening may occur when this happens. There are several different conditions and disorders that may result in a thrombus. Some of these are: A stroke Surgery Certain medications like hormone therapy drugs or oral contraceptives Prolonged periods of bed rest or sitting Peripheral artery disease (PAD), which reduces blood flow to your limbs as a result of narrowed arteries. Heart failure or heart attack BuergerÂ’s disease (a rare disease in which the blood vessels of your hands and feet become blocked) A family history of thrombus Antiphospholipid syndrome (a disorder where your immune system mistakenly produces antibodies that are used against certain normal proteins in your blood). Signs and symptoms that you may experience with a thrombus depend on where it occurs in your body. These include: Swelling Pain Discoloration or redness of your skin at the point of the thrombus Fever Warmth Coughing up blood Bloody bowel movements Confusion The loss of balance and coordination Abdominal pain and discomfort Chest pain Areas of your body turning blue Severe headaches Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath Dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting Paralysis. There are some risk factors that may increase your risk of having a thrombus. Some of these are: High cholesterol Diabetes A family history of thrombus Smoking High blood pressure (hypertension) Prolonged periods of sitting or bed rest Genetic errors in your clotting mechanism. A thrombus and/or the underlying condition that caused it may be the reason why you are disabled and cannot work. If you have applied for Social Security disability and been denied, the wise thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you. Article written by James Shugart Connect with James on Google+