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Intracerebral Aneurysm and Receiving Social Security Disability

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image via Wikipedia"]Angiograph of an aneurysm in a cerebral artery.[/caption]
An intracerebral aneurysm is a weak or thin spot on a blood vessel in your brain that fills up with blood and bulges out. The kind of intracerebral aneurysm that develops most of the time looks like a round berry that is attached to your artery by a tiny neck. An intracerebral aneurysm is something that you may not know that you have. This is especially true if it does not rupture (burst), stays small and does not result in any other problems for you. The fact of the matter is an intracerebral aneurysm may not be detected for an indefinite period of time if it is not producing any signs or symptoms. An intracerebral aneurysm may be large enough to place pressure on your surrounding brain tissue. Or, an intracerebral aneurysm may burst (rupture) at a weak point in the wall of your artery. An area of your brain gets flooded with blood when this takes place. A ruptured intracerebral aneurysm may be a life-threatening situation and require immediate medical attention. An intracerebral aneurysm develops most of the time in people who are between the ages of 35 and 60. However, an intracerebral aneurysm may occur in anyone at any age. Women have this condition more often than men do. In the United States, it is estimated that somewhere around 15 million people have or will have an intracerebral aneurysm. It has also been estimated that 1 in 15 people will have an intracerebral aneurysm at some time in their life. Thankfully, less than 30,000 of these aneurysms will probably rupture. It is possible that you may have inherited a disposition toward an intracerebral aneurysm. An intracerebral aneurysm may develop from aging and hardening of your arteries. A blow to your head or infection may also weaken your artery wall and result in an intracerebral aneurysm. There are risk factors that may increase your risk of having an intracerebral aneurysm. Some of these are: ?  Hypertension (high blood pressure) ?  A family history of intracerebral aneurysm ?  Being a smoker ?  Certain blood infections ?  Having an abnormally narrow aorta ?  Drinking an excessive amount of alcohol ?  Having inherited connective tissue disorders ?  Having polycystic kidney disease ?  A head injury ?  Having arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) ?  Reaching old age ?  Drug abuse, especially when it involves cocaine ?  Having a cerebral arteriovenous malformation ?  Having lower estrogen levels after menopause. An intracerebral aneurysm does not always produce signs and symptoms. If it does, possible signs and symptoms include: ?  Sudden changes in your behavior ?  Difficulty with perception ?  Defects in your peripheral vision ?  Numbness, weakness or paralysis on one side of your face ?  Loss of balance and coordination ?  Problems with thought processing or thinking ?  Difficulty with your short-term memory ?  Complications that involve your speech ?  A decrease in your ability to concentrate. If your intracerebral aneurysm ruptures, you may also experience these signs and symptoms: ?  Fainting or loss of consciousness ?  Pain behind and above your eye ?  Double or blurred vision ?  Vomiting and nausea ?  Dilated pupils ?  The worst headache you have ever had ?  Loss of sensation ?  Neck pain or a stiff neck ?  Sensitivity to light ?  Seizures. Has an intracerebral aneurysm and/or complications that have been caused by it or other disorders that you have along with this condition led to your disability and inability to work? If this is true, have you attempted to get financial assistance? Have you put in a claim for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration? Were you denied? If you are thinking about appealing your denial or reapplying, you really ought to have the disability lawyer at on your side. The disability lawyer at can help you get the disability benefits that you deserve. Do not hesitate. Turn to, without delay.
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