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How Asthma May Increase Your Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="282" caption="You May be entitled to long term disability benefits if you suffer from asthma."][/caption] Have you read the recent report from Doctors’ Lounge? Having asthma may increase a persons chances of developing diabetes and heart disease. Researchers were stunned to find a connection between asthma, diabetes and heart disease. They are not sure of the connection and obviously further research is going to be required to learn more about this connection. But, the bottom line, is that if you suffer from asthma, diabetes or heart disease and your physician has told you that you are unable to...

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If You Are a Floridian who suffers from diabetes, You might be Entitled to Long Term Disability Benefits

According to report from US News, the southeastern United States has the highest rate of diabetes. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), parts of Florida have a high incidence of diabetes. Unfortunately, if you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you may also suffer from complications such as tingling or numbness of your toes or hands or the loss of sensation in your extremities. You might have diabetic neuropathy or your diabetes may have impacted other organs. Diabetes and it’s complications may have led your doctor to tell you that you are no longer able to work. If you have purchased...

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Your Chances of Suffering a Heart Attack from Working Long Hours

A recent report from CNN Health reveals that in a new study, working longer hours can increase a persons chance of suffering a heart attack. This study found that those who work 11 hours or more each day had an increased risk of suffering a heart attack or dying of heart disease by as much as 67%. Those who work 10 to 11 a day have a 45% increased risk compared to an American worker who works the typical 7 to 8 hour workday. If you have had a heart attack and are a long term disability policy holder, you may be...

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The Correct Way to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits if you Suffer from Chronic Pain

Every Social Security Disability claim is evaluated using the five step sequential evaluation. If you are a chronic pain sufferer, you should apply for Social Security Disability benefits, but you should also understand how the Social Security Administration is going to evaluate your file. The most important parts of the five step sequential evaluation are steps three, four and five. At step three the Social Security Administration will determine whether or not your medical condition meets a medical listing of impairments. Unfortunately, there is not medical listing for chronic pain. For that reason, social Security Disability applicants with chronic pain are...

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Learn How You May Be Entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits for Reflux Sympathetic Dystrophy

Did you know that reflux sympathetic dystrophy, know as RSD, is a painful, chronic, muscular skeletal condition. While the Social Security Administration does not have a “listing” in the impairment listing manual you can, none the less, win Social Security Disability benefits if you have reflux sympathetic dystrophy. How do you do that? You need to focus on your functional limitations. So, for example, if you have problems with fatigue, brain fog, loss of muscle strength, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. However, your medical records need to be full of examples of your problems of functioning...

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Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits and Vision Loss

The Social Security Disability system does provide for the payment of Social Security Disability benefits for vision loss. The Social Security Administration has created a “listing book” which creates criteria for a number of known impairments. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration really does not have any listings that specifically address low vision loss, mass immaculate degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. There is a listing 2.02 which involves visual accueil which is similar to vision loss. However, most people who are entitled to Social Security Disability as a result of vision loss are approved at steps four and five of the five step Social...

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

Did you know that rheumatoid arthritis can often effect the joints in your hands, wrists, feet, knees, ankles, shoulders, neck, jaw and elbows? Pain is caused by inflammation of the lining of your joints which will cause you pain, stiffness, redness and swelling. Unfortunately, this can lead to changes in your joint lining which, over time, will cause the effected joint to lose its shape and alignment. The end result is joint pain, loss of movement and deformity. If you have rheumatoid arthritis of a major weight bearing joint, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. Apply immediately! If...

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Little Known Facts About Asthma and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

Asthma is a chronic lung disease which causes wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing. Unfortunately, people with asthma have extra sensitivity to certain substances such as allergens, including dust, mold and pets, exercise, infection and cold air. Did you know that 34% of the American population suffers from asthma? Medication for asthma is directed at controlling the airway inflammation and your doctor may prescribe inhaled medications that act on your airways, surfaces and muscles. Getting medical care for your asthma is crucial and you should be working closely with your doctor to control your asthma. If your physician has told you...

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Learn How Easy it is to get Social Security Disability Benefits for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that can affect the entire body and it is caused by an abnormality in your immune system. One of the common characteristics of rheumatoid arthritis is inflammation of the lining of your joints. That will cause pain, stiffness, redness and even swelling. The inflamed joint lining which is called a synovium, will release enzymes into the joint space that over time will digest the bone and cartilage. That will cause your joint to lose your shape, alignment and function. It commonly results in joint pain and deformity of the joint. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that can...

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Are You Making a Mistake By Not Filing for Social Security Disability Benefits if You Have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, COPD, is a general term for lung disease that can include conditions like chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic asthma. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema cause excessive inflammatory process that leads to changes in your lung structure and can permanently obstruct your airflow. Unfortunately, both are permanent conditions that worsen over time. COPD also increases the workload of the heart. Since you have difficulty breathing, the amount of oxygen that goes to your blood may be reduced and that causes your heart to work even harder. If your doctor has told you that you are unable to work as...

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