Thursday, November 11, 2010

Jackson MS Disability Lawyer On Asthma

You may qualify for disability for asthma, provided your condition meets the Social Security Administration's requirements.

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a disease of the body's airways that interferes with breathing. When we breathe, oxygen enters the lungs through these air passages. Asthma causes the air passages to become inflamed and narrow. As a result, not enough oxygen enters the lungs, and a person is unable to breathe properly.

Effects of Asthma

Asthma causes shortness of breath, wheezing and chest pain. A person suffering from an asthma attack may literally feel like he or she is suffocating.

Causes of Asthma

The exact causes of asthma is unknown. Some people are born with asthma, while others are not.

There are substances that can aggravate asthma and trigger an asthma attack. These substances include cigarette smoke, pollen, pet dander from animal hair and dust.

Disability for Asthma

You may qualify for disability for asthma if your condition is severe enough to keep you from working. Disability examiners consider several factors to decide whether your asthma prevents you from working. Some of these factors include:

(a) whether you also suffer from chronic asthmatic bronchitis.

(b) whether you have asthma attacks that happen frequently.

(c) whether you have asthma attacks that require treatment by a doctor.

(d) whether you have been hospitalized for asthma attacks.

(e) whether you use medication for asthma and whether the medication helps your condition.

If you are unable to work due to asthma, please contact us for a free case evaluation.