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Prerenal Azotemia and Receiving Social Security Disability

Prerenal azotemia is a type of azotemia. The other two types are renal azotemia and postrenal azotemia. Azotemia is a medical condition that is characterized by abnormal levels of nitrogen-containing compounds like creatinine, various body waste compounds, urea and other nitrogen-rich compounds in your blood. It has to do with insufficient filtering of your blood by your kidneys. Azotemia is also a clinical sign of a wider condition known as uremia. Uremia refers to illnesses that go along with kidney failure. Theses include conditions like acidosis, anemia, hyperkalemia, hypertension and hypocalcemia. Like the other two types of azotemia, prerenal azotemia is marked by abnormal levels of nitrogen-containing and nitrogen-rich compounds in your blood. It is distinguished by what causes it and by a BUN-to-creatinine ratio that is greater than 15. This refers to the ratio of blood urea nitrogen (BUN) to the ratio of creatinine serum concentrations in your blood. The reason for this involves the mechanism that filters BUN and creatinine. Your glomerular filtration rate (GFR) levels are decreased due to hypoperfusion. This leads to a general increase in BUN and creatinine levels, but some of the filtered BUN is reabsorbed from the proximal tubules of your kidney back into your blood. This happens with only a tiny amount of filtered creatinine. Therefore, more BUN builds up in your blood than does creatinine. Azotemia is a fairly common problem. This is especially true if you are hospitalized. Hospital acquired azotemia occurs in around 5% of all hospital admissions. There are several different ways that prerenal azotemia may affect you. Some of these include: The effects from prerenal azotemia and/or other related underlying conditions may be keeping you or a loved one from working. Prerenal azotemia and/or other related underlying conditions may be the cause of you or your loved one’s disability. If this is the case, you or your loved one may need assistance. You may need financial aid. Have you or your loved one applied for Social Security disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because of the disability caused by prerenal azotemia and/or related underlying conditions? Were you or your loved one denied? You or your loved one may plan on appealing the denial by the Social Security Administration. If you do, think about this. You or your loved one will need a disability lawyer like the one at to counsel and guide you in what can be a long and trying process. The reason this is true is because people who have a disability attorney on their side are approved more often than those people who are without a lawyer. Do not hesitate. Do not wait. Contact the disability attorney at, today.