What if I have fibromuscular dysplasia? If you are asking this question, it is probably because you have this uncommon disease, and it and/or complications that have resulted from the disease or other debilitating conditions that you have along with it have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
As just mentioned, fibromuscular dysplasia is an uncommon disease. It is evidenced by an abnormal cluster of cells that grow in the walls of some of your large and medium arteries.
These clusters of cells cause your affected arteries to narrow (constrict). This can bring about damage to your organs that get blood through these arteries that have been damaged.
The place where fibromuscular dysplasia most often occurs is in your renal artery. Your renal artery is the artery going from your abdominal aorta to your kidneys. This accounts for around 60 to 75% of all fibromuscular dysplasia.
Around 30% of all fibromuscular dysplasia occurs in your carotid arteries. The carotid arteries are located in your neck. They connect your heart and your brain.
In addition, fibromuscular dysplasia may also occur in the arteries traveling to your legs. Other arteries in your body can be affected by the disease, but this usually does not happen.
Fibromuscular dysplasia may not cause any signs or symptoms. However, according to the artery or arteries being affected by the disease, signs and symptoms may include:
Pain in your neck
Pain in your abdomen after eating
Unintentional weight loss
Temporary loss of vision or blurred vision
Changes in color or appearance to your skin
Discomfort or pain when you move your hands, arms, legs or feet
Chronic kidney failure
Tissue death in your kidneys (ischemic renal atrophy)
Ringing in your ears (tinnitus)
High blood pressure (hypertension).
The cause of fibromuscular dysplasia has not yet been determined. However, it is believed that several factors may be involved in bringing about the disease, which include:
Abnormally formed arteries
There are some risk factors that may increase your likelihood of having fibromuscular dysplasia. Some of these are:
Medications that irritate an artery
Being a premenopausal woman between the ages of 14 and 50.
Again, you may have fibromuscular dysplasia. The disease and/or complications that have resulted from the disease or other debilitating conditions that you have in addition to the disease have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
Have you applied for the financial assistance that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security Disability? Were you denied?
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