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Cystic Bronchiectasis and Getting Social Security Disability

Will I be able to get Social Security Disability with cystic bronchiectasis? If you are asking this question, it is probably because you have this disease, and it and/or complications that have resulted from the disease or other disabling disorders that you have along it are why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. legal-help-and-disability-benefits Bronchiectasis is a disease in which the walls of the large airways (bronchial tubes) of your lungs are harmed. When you have bronchiectasis, inflammation that is caused by an infection or something else destroys the smooth muscles that give elasticity to you large airways. In addition, secretions that are a normal product of your lung tissue are kept from being cleared. Breeding ground When this occurs, your airways become misshapen. Instead of being cleared, these secretions start to pool in your distorted airways. Your airways become a breeding ground for the formation and growth of bacteria. The bacteria results in more irritation and inflammation, airway damage and additional secretions. The result is a harmful cycle of damage. There are three kinds of bronchiectasis. They are cylindrical, saccular and cystic. Cystic bronchiectasis is the focus of this article. It is the most serious form of bronchiectasis. The damage that results from cystic bronchiectasis cannot be undone. This is due to the fact that the ballooning of your bronchi (airways) is too severe. Cluster of air Cystic bronchiectasis is marked by the end of your bronchi being blind sacs that are larger in diameter than your draining bronchi. Your bronchi become enlarged (dilated) and produce a cluster of air or fluid-filled cysts. Cystic bronchiectasis results in you only having 25% of your normal bronchial subdivisions. Cystic bronchiectasis may result from recurrent inflammation or an infection of your airways. It can also be congenital (present at birth) or part of a birth defect like cystic fibrosis. Cystic bronchiectasis may produce several different signs and symptoms that vary greatly in severity from one person to another. They include: Fatigue Wheezing Breath odor Weakness Paleness Unintentional weight loss Skin discoloration Abnormal chest sounds Shortness of breath that increases during exercise Clubbing of your fingers A chronic cough that produces large amounts of discolored or odorous sputum Coughing that is worse when you lie down or at night Coughing up blood. Again, you may be suffering from cystic bronchiectasis. This disease and/or complications that have resulted from it or other debilitating disorders that you have along with it are why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. Have you applied for the financial assistance you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security Disability? Were you denied? Important fact If you plan on reapplying or appealing your denial, remember this important fact. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one at, are approved more often than people who are not represented by a disability attorney. 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+