Heart Disease Disability
SSD Benefits Advocates Representing People with Disabilities Related to the Cardiovascular System
The term cardiovascular disease and heart disease are often used interchangeably. However, there is a distinction. Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that could cause chest pain (angina), stroke or a heart attack. Conditions involving the heart muscle, valves or rhythm problems (arrhythmias) are considered heart disease.
Symptoms of cardiovascular disease can include chest pain, chest tightness and shortness of breath. Also, you may experience pain, numbness, weakness and a cold sensation in your legs or arms if the blood vessels in that part of your body are narrowed. Symptoms can also vary between men and women. Men, for instance, are more likely to experience chest pain whereas women generally are more likely to experience chest discomfort along with shortness of breath, extreme fatigue and nausea.
Heart disease symptoms can vary based on the condition. For example if you have an abnormal heartbeat, you may experience fluttering in your chest, a racing or slower heartbeat, chest pain or discomfort, lightheadedness or dizziness and fainting. Other conditions such as a weak heart muscle can cause breathlessness, swelling in your legs ankles and feet and fatigue.
After any illness, it’s normal to feel afraid and unsure of the future. Every heart patient has some degree of fear or anxiety, but if these emotions are overwhelming, they can prevent you from getting well. Managing weight, diet and exercise after a cardiac event can add additional stress.
If heart or cardiovascular disease or the symptoms of these conditions prevent you from working, you may need to file for Social Security Disability benefits. Although taking on the government may seem like an overwhelming task, it doesn’t have to be. By letting Binder and Binder, take care of your Social Security Disability claim, you are eliminating unwanted stress and anxiety from your life. We’ll deal with the government for you.