Cylindrical Bronchiectasis and Receiving Social Security Disability
Bronchiectasis is a disease that is marked by damage to the walls of your bronchial tubes (large airways) of your lungs. Inflammation that results from infection or other causes destroys the smooth muscles that enable your bronchial tubes to be elastic, and it prevents secretions from being cleared that are normally produced by your lung tissue.
The walls of your airways become irregularly shaped. Secretions begin to pool in your distorted airways instead of being expelled. This results in a breeding ground for the growth of bacteria. These bacteria then cause more secretions, airway damage and additional inflammation and irritation. This leads to a vicious cycle of damage.
Bronchiectasis is classified in two ways. If you are born with this condition, it is called congenital bronchiectasis. If you develop this disease later in life, it is called acquired bronchiectasis.
There are three different types of bronchiectasis. They are cystic, saccular and cylindrical.
Cylindrical bronchiectasis is the most familiar type of this disease. It is marked by dilated bronchi that are cylindrically shaped and of uniform caliber. Cylindrical bronchiectasis is also characterized by large sections of your bronchi (airways) being widened, which is often reversible.
The signs and symptoms of cylindrical bronchiectasis develop slowly over a period of months or years. How severe the signs and symptoms are vary greatly from person to person. The possible signs and symptoms that you may experience with cylindrical bronchiectasis include:
Abnormal chest sounds
Shortness of breath that increases during exercise
Coughing up blood
A chronic cough that produces large amounts of odorous or discolored sputum
Clubbing of fingers
Unintentional weight loss
Coughing that gets worse at night and when lying down
You or a loved one may have cylindrical bronchiectasis. Cylindrical bronchiectasis and/or complications that have resulted from or other conditions that you have along with this disease may have caused the disability of you or your loved one. It may be what is keeping you from working.
If this is the case, you may need help. You may need financial assistance.
You or your loved one may be considering 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 caused by cylindrical bronchiectasis and/or complications that have resulted from or other conditions that you have along with this disease. You or your loved one may have already applied and been denied by the Social Security Administration.
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