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Intestinal Angina and Receiving Social Security Disability

When you think about “angina,” you probably think about the heart and pain that involves the heart. Did you know that angina can also be a term that is used for stomach or abdominal pain?

Intestinal angina is postprandial abdominal pain that comes about because you do not have sufficient blood flow to take care of your mesenteric visceral demands. Intestinal angina is stop and start again abdominal pain that often takes place at a fixed time after eating.

One good thing about intestinal angina is that it is extremely rare. Women have intestinal angina three times as often as men. It is most common in people over 60 years of age.

One thing that you need to keep in mind is that intestinal angina is not a disease. It is a sign or symptom of an underlying disorder that is causing this condition. In fact, intestinal angina may be the main sign or symptom of the underlying disorder that is causing it.

The underlying cause of intestinal angina is usually your stomach and intestines temporarily having insufficient amounts of blood that are needed for these organs to function like they should. A condition that is known as arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is almost always the cause of this poor circulation of blood. In rare cases, there are other disorders that may cause intestinal angina. Some of these are:

§  Aortic coarctation

§  Antiphospholipid syndrome

§  Carcinoid tumor.

There is one principle risk factor for intestinal angina. It is smoking. Somewhere between 75 and 80% of the people who develop intestinal angina are smokers.

Even though intestinal angina is a sign or symptom of an underlying disorder rather than being a disease, the primary symptom or indication of this condition is disabling central abdominal pain that usually begins 10-15 minutes after eating. This pain usually gets worse until it reaches a plateau. Then, it slowly goes away several hours after eating.

When intestinal angina first starts, this pattern of pain usually only occurs after eating a large meal. However, as time goes on, the pain happens even after small meals. You begin to associate the eating of a meal with pain.

Another sign or symptom of intestinal angina is substantial weight loss. This is unintended weight loss.

You or a loved one may be experiencing intestinal angina. This condition may be the primary indication of an underlying disorder that is the reason why you or your loved one is disabled and cannot work.

If this is your situation, you may need help. You may need financial assistance.

You or your loved one may be intending to apply 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 that has resulted from an underlying disorder whose primary sign or symptom is intestinal angina. You may have already taken this step, and your application was denied by the Social Security Administration.

If you or your loved one is planning on reapplying or appealing the denial, you really need to remember this important fact that you may not be aware of. The simple truth is that people who have a disability attorney working for them like the one you will find at are approved more often than people who are not represented by a disability lawyer.

Please do not hesitate or wait until tomorrow. Contact the disability attorney at, today.

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