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.
The 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 strokeSurgeryCertain medications like hormone therapy drugs or oral contraceptivesProlonged periods of bed rest or sittingPeripheral artery disease (PAD), which reduces blood flow to your limbs as a result of narrowed arteries.Heart failure or heart attack Buergers disease (a rare disease in which the blood vessels of your hands and feet become blocked)A family history of thrombusAntiphospholipid 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:
SwellingPainDiscoloration or redness of your skin at the point of the thrombusFeverWarmthCoughing up blood Bloody bowel movementsConfusionThe loss of balance and coordinationAbdominal pain and discomfortChest painAreas of your body turning blueSevere headachesDifficulty breathing or shortness of breathDizziness, lightheadedness or faintingParalysis.
There are some risk factors that may increase your risk of having a thrombus. Some of these are:
High cholesterolDiabetesA family history of thrombusSmokingHigh blood pressure (hypertension)Prolonged periods of sitting or bed restGenetic 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 disabilitycasereview.com, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.
Article written by James Shugart
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