Do you have chronically high blood pressure of 140/90 or higher? You’re not alone. Hypertension, characterized by this chronically high blood pressure reading, impacts many Bostonians and Americans. The condition itself is dangerous, but not always disabling. However, many cases of hypertension are a direct result of another medical condition.
Disabling Symptoms of Hypertension
Some cases of hypertension does not cause any specific symptoms. In severe cases, hypertension can cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, vision problems, and disorientation.
Most commonly, hypertension is related to other disorders—especially those impacting the organs, such as kidney disease or adrenal gland disorders. Without treating hypertension, many sufferers risk heart failure, strokes, or other types of heart disease.
Getting Social Security Disability in Boston for Hypertension
Having high blood pressure is not considered enough to limit you in the workplace. To qualify for Social Security disability, your hypertension must make it impossible for you to perform key job functions. If you experience severe symptoms from your hypertension, you may qualify to receive Social Security disability. However, because it has become easier to treat symptoms of hypertension, you must show specifically what you have done to treat these severe symptoms, and how you continue to be unable to perform your job.
Here are some of the pieces of medical evidence you must submit in order to prove that you are severely limited by hypertension.
- All records of blood pressure readings taken at home and at your doctor’s office
- Results of other medical tests that show your organs may be impacted by hypertension
- A history of the types of treatments you’ve tried that have not worked to control the symptoms or hypertension
- A detailed note from your doctor about how hypertension limits you
- Other medical records showing your limitations in your ability to work
Because it can be very difficult to be approved for SSDI for hypertension, it is highly recommended that you seek guidance throughout the process from a Boston Social Security disability attorney. With help from one of our skilled attorneys at Keefe Disability Law, we can go through your specific case and ensure you submit all pertinent information to help you get approved.
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