Listing of Impairments – Social Security Benefits and High Cholesterol | Tampa Social Security Disability Attorney

Have you been diagnosed with high cholesterol? You can’t file a claim for social security benefits and high cholesterol per sé. It is what cholesterol does to your heart that might lead to a claim for social security benefits.

Cholesterol builds up along the walls of the arteries. It is a fatty substance known as a lipid which is produced in the liver that helps with the digestion of fat. It also attaches to proteins to form something called a lipoprotein. Lipoproteins are carried through the bloodstream and stick to the walls of your arteries.

There are two kinds of lipoproteins. BAD cholesterol is known as low density lipoprotein’s or LDLs. What makes them bad? LDL forms deposits on the artery walls. It is a waxy fat like substance and can cause a form of coronary artery disease known as arteriosclerosis. If you have arteriosclerosis you can develop a complete blockage of your arteries which will cause a greater risk of heart attack or stroke. It can also reduce blood supply to your legs making it difficult to walk. Smoking makes the whole situation even worse!

High cholesterol is diagnosed when your cholesterol level isf 240 mg/dL or higher.

There is a great article which explains why cholesterol is important, what cholesterol numbers mean, what affects cholesterol levels, what your risk is of developing heart disease or having a heart attack, treating your high cholesterol and how you can lower your cholesterol with lifestyle changes. You can view it here.

Social Security Disability claims are made because of heart attacks or strokes that occur because of uncontrolled high blood pressure or a combination of other diseases such as diabetes. For help with your claim and case contact experienced Social Security Disability Lawyers Cavey & Barrett.

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