According to WebMD, 2 new studies find that the treatment of sleep apnea may lower the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. If a cardiovascular condition requires extensive treatment, it may be necessary to file for long-term disability benefits.
Heart disease and high blood pressure are risk factors for those who have obstructive sleep apnea; however, those individuals who underwent continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment lowered their risk. In another study, it also showed that when this treatment was used for at least 4 hours a night, it contributed to a lowered risk of high blood pressure.
Despite the fact that nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. have sleep apnea, ranging from mild to severe, just 10% are actually diagnosed. This means large numbers of individuals could be tired during the day and enduring a diminished quality of life unnecessarily.
With the link to lowering blood pressure and the risk of developing heart disease, treatment for sleep apnea appears to have several benefits. Knowing the symptoms could make a significant difference.
Some of the symptoms of sleep apnea include:
These and other symptoms should prompt an individual to discuss the possibility of sleep apnea with their doctor.
Long-term disability benefits may be available to those who have purchased a disability plan from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer. Unfortunately, the insurers don’t make it easy for the disabled to get access to the benefits they deserve.
When a severe medical condition makes it impossible for you to work and you’ve been denied your long-term disability benefits, an attorney from LaVan & Neidenberg, P.A. can help you cut through the red tape and fight for your benefits, no matter where you live in the U.S! Contact a Deerfield Beach long-term disability lawyer today – 1-888-234-5758.
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