Asthma is a chronic disease of the respiratory system include inflammation of the airways. Asthma is a related inflammation is believed to cause excessive mucous production within the airways, due to results in constricted airways. Asthma is cause by different stimuli like medication, chemicals, pets, exposure to cigarette smoke, hormones, cold viruses, and different pathogens in the environment.
Asthma symptoms are wheezing, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest and coughing. The treatment for asthma consists of the use nebulizers, inhalers, medications or limiting the exposure to prevent stimuli whenever possible.
However, asthma is the most common reason why some people apply for disability benefits. Unfortunately, most people with asthma who apply for disability benefits are upset because their claim was denied. The reason why people get denied for disability benefits is because asthma can be treated effectively with medication. Some patients with asthma do suffer from repeated asthma attacks and cannot be controlled with medication or treatment. If you have severe asthma attacks can cause respiratory arrest or failure. Also, if you experience repeated or severe asthma then you should be able to get your disability benefits approved due to repeat and intensity of your asthma attacks is severe enough for preventing you from working.
Does Asthma Qualify for Disability?
You have to meet the Social Security Administration disability qualifications listing for adult asthma, on your claim in order to be automatically approved. The listing requires you to experience severe asthma attacks at least every month or six times per calendar year. Also, you must have severe asthma attacks to last one day or longer and require medical treatment at a hospital or emergency room and receive intravenous antibiotics, prolong inhalation treatments or intravenous bronchodilator. You can have your doctor complete a listing form for asthma to see if you qualify for disability benefits.
If your illness includes chronic bronchitis with your asthma is called chronic asthmatic bronchitis, you may qualify for disability benefits due to the results of lung function/breathing test results. The Social Security Administration requires a level of forced expiatory volume (FEVI) is mandatory for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chart characterizing what FEVI test results are required certain heights in order to qualify for disability benefits.
What should be in your Medical Record?
In you, medical records it should contain documentation for each of your asthma attacks
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