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Getting Social Security Disability for Coronary Artery Disease

Will I be able to get Social Security Disability for coronary artery disease? This is a question you may be asking if you have this disease, and it and/or complications that have resulted from the disease or other debilitating conditions that you have along with it have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. disability-lawyers Your coronary arteries are the major blood vessels that supply your heart with the oxygen, nutrients and blood that it requires. These arteries are smooth and elastic when they are normal. However, your coronary arteries can become rigid and narrow. This is due to the buildup of cholesterol-containing deposits (plaque) in these arteries and inflammation. The result is coronary artery disease. Decrease in blood flow Coronary artery disease is marked by a decrease in blood flow to your heart. The result is that your heart is not able to get the oxygen, nutrients or blood that it has to have to pump properly. Coronary artery disease is the leading killer of people in the United States. The disease affects over 13 million Americans. Coronary artery disease progresses extremely slowly. Usually, it develops over a period of decades. Because of this, you may not even realize that you have the disease until you have a major blockage or a heart attack. Because coronary artery disease develops so slowly, you may not experience any signs or symptoms for a long period of time. When you do begin to have signs and symptoms, they may include: Nausea Sweating Dizziness or weakness Shortness of breath Angina (chest pain) A heart attack. Researchers believe that coronary artery disease starts with either injury or damage to the inner layer of a coronary artery, which can occur in some instances as early as childhood. Other things that are believed to cause damage to your coronary arteries include: A sedentary lifestyle Smoking Radiation therapy to your chest Blood vessel inflammation High levels of blood sugar resulting from insulin resistance or diabetes High cholesterol High blood pressure (hypertension) Obesity Stress and anger. There are some risk factors that have been associated with coronary artery disease. Some of these are: Having a family history of the disease Being a man Being under high stress Advancing age. Once again, you may have coronary artery disease. The disease and/or complications that have resulted from it or other debilitating conditions that you have along with the disease are the reason why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. Have you applied for the financial assistance that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security Disability? Were you denied? Important fact If you are planning on appealing your denial or reapplying, here is an important fact that you need to remember. 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. What you really ought 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+