People of all ages are encouraged by medical experts to have at least a yearly health exam. Part of that exam may include blood testing, especially if there are any symptoms to report by the patient. Blood testing may offer some insight into the symptoms being experienced so it is important to have blood drawn if necessary.
In many cases, regular blood testing is the only way some of the common blood disorders are diagnosed and properly treated early on. Blood conditions including anemia, clotting problems, and abnormal blood cell counts need medical attention as soon as possible in order for treatment to be successful. If you are not having regular medical checkups with your family doctor, a discovery of a blood condition that has progressed may be more difficult to treat.
In the case of blood’s ability to clot, there are two separate health hazards that should be a concern. Blood that becomes clotted can prove fatal if the clots travel to the heart, lungs, or brain. For patients that have an inability to properly coagulate blood after even minor injuries, the loss of blood can also put lives at risk.
There are several blood conditions including cancers of the blood that may prevent you from living your regular life. Treatments for blood diseases may need to be aggressive in some cases which leave you unable to work or perform your daily routine. Some forms of blood conditions can become chronic and cause pain and difficulty in doing basic functions such as standing, walking, and sitting. For chronic medical issues related to the blood, there may be eligibility for Social Security disability.
If you have been diagnosed with a blood condition or have been referred to a hematologist for additional treatment, you may be eligible for Social Security benefits. It is easy to schedule a free consultation with our legal team by calling 888-799-3918 or by using our online form for more details.