Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a condition that affects many Americans. A regular blood pressure reading is under 120/80; when either number is over 140/90, hypertension is generally the diagnosis.

Sometimes, hypertension occurs due to obesity, diabetes, and a correlation to cholesterol; however, in many cases, there is no known cause of hypertension. This is referred to as essential or primary hypertension, which makes up about 90% of all diagnosed hypertension cases. When hypertension is a result of a medical condition, such as a kidney disease or adrenal gland disorder, then it is referred to as secondary hypertension.

If you have been diagnosed with hypertension, you may be at risk for any of the following:

  • Stroke
  • Hypertensive chronic heart failure
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Aneurysms
  • Myocardial infarction
  • And more

The Social Security Administration (SSA) will not approve disability benefits based on your risk potentials. They will want to see that you have taken the appropriate steps for treatment options including: exercise, weight loss, and medication. This is because the improved treatments for hypertension make it rare to be approved for disability benefits for high blood pressure alone. Additionally, they will analyze your medical records to determine if you bodily organs are suffering, which negatively affects your ability to work.

It is important to hire the right Broward County disability attorney that knows how to present your case and navigate you through the process in order to receive Social Security benefits in Florida. For more information, call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld for a free legal consultation to determine if you have a case. Call [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].