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Receiving Social Security Disability for a Syphilitic Aneurysm

You may have survived a syphilitic aneurysm. If so, you would like to know if you can receive Social Security disability for a syphilitic aneurysm. financial-problems-and-disability-benefits An aneurysm occurs when there is an abnormal ballooning or widening of a part of an artery that results from weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. An aneurysm causes your blood vessel to bulge out similar to a weak area on an old worn tire. There is a greater danger of an aneurysm bursting, the larger it is. If an aneurysm does rupture (burst), it may prove to be fatal. Your aorta transports blood from your heart to the rest of your body. It is your largest artery. Abdominal portion When an aneurysm takes place anywhere on your aorta, it is referred to as an aortic aneurysm. In most instances, an aortic aneurysm takes place along the abdominal portion of your aorta and is known as an abdominal aortic aneurysm. When an aortic aneurysm occurs in the area of your thorax (chest), it is called a thoracic aortic aneurysm. A syphilitic aneurysm is a thoracic aortic aneurysm that results from untreated syphilis. If syphilis is not treated, the infection can spread to the area of your aorta in your chest that is closest to your heart. A syphilitic aneurysm may occur as long as 15 to 30 years after you have the first signs and symptoms of syphilis. Requires treatment This does not mean that all syphilis which is not treated will spread to your aorta and bring about a syphilitic aneurysm. However, what this does mean is that this is one of many reasons why syphilis is a serious disease that requires treatment. A syphilitic aneurysm usually forms slowly. In fact, it may not result in any signs or symptoms at all, which means it can be very difficult to detect. A syphilitic aneurysm may begin and remain small. If this is the case, there is little danger of it rupturing. However, a syphilitic aneurysm that develops at a faster rate carries with it a far greater threat of bursting. There are several different signs and symptoms that may indicate the presence of a syphilitic aneurysm. Some of these include: Clammy skin Pain or tenderness that you have in your chest or abdomen Trouble with swallowing Back pain Hypotension (low blood pressure) Hoarseness Vomiting and nausea Swelling in your neck A rapid heart rate Stridor (a high-pitched wheezing sound that is brought about by turbulent air flow in your upper airway). As mentioned at the beginning, you may have survived a syphilitic aneurysm. However, other debilitating disorders that you may have, along with complications that may have resulted from a syphilitic aneurysm, have resulted in your disability and not being able to work. As a result, you may have already applied for Social Security disability and been denied. In fact, you may have appealed your denial and still been denied. If this is the case, you need to talk to the attorney at Why not let the attorney evaluate your case at no cost or obligation to you. Article written by James Shugart Connect with James on Google+