Important to almost every disability applicant is the knowledge and experience that a qualified disability attorney may provide to help obtain approval of an application for disability benefits. Otherwise, any lack of understanding of the rules and regulations involved with a disability application may cause a denial of benefits. Better to know all of your options and proceed accordingly!

A normal blood pressure reading for most people is under 120/80. High blood pressure, aka hypertension, affects many people and is defined as consistently having blood pressure where either number is higher than 140/90. In many cases, there is no real cause of hypertension. This type of hypertension is known as essential hypertension. Another type of hypertension, secondary hypertension, results from another medical condition, such as a kidney or adrenal disorder.

As there is no real cause of hypertension in many cases, people with hypertension often fail to show any symptoms. However, Social Security requires evidence regarding symptoms and how they limit daily activities, and how such limitations result in an inability to work in any type of job consistently over time.

Because hypertension is a condition that must be consistent, applicants will need to undergo several blood pressure tests over a period of time before they may receive a true diagnosis of hypertension. Applicants must, of course, provide detailed information regarding the condition and its treatment.

Hypertension may result in nausea, headaches, vomiting, and, if untreated, an increased risk of stroke, heart disease, and heart failure. In addition to medication, treatment often includes changes in lifestyle related to weight loss with the use of exercise and a healthy diet.

An experienced disability attorney may help make this complicated assessment. Did you know that statistically, seventy percent of all SSI and SSDI claims are denied after the first application? Once disability benefits are initially denied, there is not much time to appeal this decision. Take advantage of the legal services offered by the Sullivan Law Office to assist in sorting through the extensive requirements that determine eligibility for disability benefits. The Sullivan Law Office provides assistance in ensuring that all applicants and recipients receive all of the benefits to which they are entitled in all types of disability cases.  Contact the Sullivan Law Office to get the help you need in the Louisville metro area. Call 888-587-0228 or visit us online.

I Have High Blood Pressure - Am I Entitled To Disability Benefits? Part 1: Qualifying

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