Suffering from asthma can be extremely frightening. One moment, you may be breathing perfectly; minutes later, you’re left gasping for breath, wondering if you’re going to pass out. This affects more than 23 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and in certain instances can be debilitating enough to obtain disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.
Adding to the horrors of asthma which already exist are studies that have come from the 2014 American Heart Association‘s Scientific Sessions, which found those who suffer from asthma may also have an increased risk of heart attack.
Assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, and one of the studies’ authors, Matthew C. Tattersall, found that patients with asthma are 60 percent more at risk for experiencing a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular risks.
In another study, this time authored by Young J. Juhn, M.D., a professor of pediatrics and adolescent medicine at the Mayo Clinic, found patients who have asthma are 70 percent more likely to have a heart attack.
Both of these studies go to show that asthma sufferers must frequently visit with their doctor to ensure the illness does not get out of hand. SSA disability benefits are available for extreme cases, but having baseline visits with a doctor will help treatment in the long run.
While many people are affected by asthma symptoms, those that have asthma and cannot work must prove their case through medical evidence. Pulmonary tests and physician office notes are critical in convincing the SSA that the claimants asthma symptoms are severe enough to grant benefits. Children are also affected by the limitations caused by asthma and have the ability to bring a claim for SSA disability benefits.
The Law Offices of Harold W. Conick and Associates have successfully represented numerous clients who suffer from asthma in obtaining their Social Security disability benefits. Our firm has substantial expertise in obtaining benefits for asthmatics who cannot work.