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High Blood Pressure and Receiving Social Security Disability

How big and widespread a problem is high blood pressure? It is now estimated that almost one in every three adult Americans has high blood pressure. Because high blood pressure has no signs or symptoms, it is also estimated that about one-third of the people with high blood pressure do not know that they have it. What is high blood pressure? Blood is carried from your heart to all parts of your body through your arteries. Blood pressure is the force of the blood as it pushes against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats (about 60-70 times a minute at rest), it pumps out blood into your arteries. Your blood pressure is at its highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is the diastolic pressure. Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury. Your blood pressure is considered to be normal if it is below 120/80. Usually, the lower it is, the better it is. However, extremely low blood pressure can also cause problems that need to be checked out by your doctor. High blood pressure is when your blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. If only one of these numbers is at this level, you are still considered to have high blood pressure. If your blood pressure is between 120 and 139 for the systolic, or between 80 and 89 for the diastolic, you are considered to be prehypertension. As mentioned earlier, high blood pressure usually does not have any signs or symptoms.  A few people in the early stages of high blood pressure may have dizzy spells, nosebleeds or dull headaches. Most of the time, however, these signs and symptoms do not show up until high blood pressure has reached an advanced, possibly life-threatening stage. You or a loved one may have high blood pressure. Complications arising from or in conjunction with your high blood pressure may be the cause of you or your loved one's disability. As a result, you or your loved one may need help. You may need financial assistance. Have you or your loved one applied for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because of the disability caused by high blood pressure and complications arising from or in conjunction with it. Were you or your love one denied? If you or your loved one is thinking about appealing the denial by the Social Security Administration, you will need a smart disability lawyer like the one you will find at to assist and aid you in what can be a long and trying process. This is true because people who are represented by a skilled disability attorney are approved more often than those people who do not have a lawyer. Do not delay. Do not put this off. Contact the wise disability attorney at, today.