Pulmonary and lung diseases are those that give the person trouble when breathing. Pulmonary diseases are those that are very disabling and prevent a person from going to work. Most people with pulmonary and lung diseases wish to go back to work but are unable to because of the symptoms.
Among some of the diseases that are recognized by the Social Security Administration as debilitating diseases are:
- Asthma: Chronic inflammation of the airways with variable symptoms including obstruction of airflow.
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): An alternate name for chronic bronchitis or emphysema. These lead to restricted airflow in the lungs, shortness of breath, and possibly weakness because of the lack of air.
- Cor Pulmonale: Also known as pulmonary heart disease. High blood pressure in the lungs causing the right ventricle of the heart to become enlarged.
- Cystic Fibrosis: A severe overproduction of mucus caused by a genetic mutation in how the body handles the transportation of certain nutrients.
- Pulmonary Haratoma: A benign malformation of certain parts of the pulmonary system. Occurs when cells that are normally present begin to grow in a disorganized manner and can cause obstruction of breathing.
- Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: High blood pressure in the pulmonary artery or any of the blood vessels in the lungs. Can lead to a decrease in the body’s ability to tolerate exercise, and can lead to heart failure.
- Respiratory Tract Infection: Bacterial or other infections of the respiratory tract, ranging from the common cold to inflammation of structures in the sinuses and windpipe.
- Sarcoidosis: Abnormal collections of inflamed cells that can form in multiple organs, including the lungs. Can lead to serious disability in approximately 10% of cases.
Pulmonary disorders can be debilitating diseases that keep you out of work for long periods of time. If you or a loved one has this disease and it is affecting your life so severely that your doctor tells you that you should not return to work, contact an experienced Warwick Social Security Disability attorney right away. An experienced Social Security attorney can help you to make important life decisions and can ease the stress of the application process to the Social Security Administration.
Nearly 75 percent of all first time applicants for Social Security Disability are denied benefits. This denial is generally not because the disability is not worthy of benefits, but rather because the paperwork was not what the Social Security Administration was looking for.
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