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Effects of Blood Pressure on African Americans with Chronic Kidney Disease

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Chronic kidney disease is a serious medical condition that can lead an individual to seek long-term disability benefits while undergoing treatment or recovery.

The African-American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (ASSK) recently released findings concerning the effects of blood pressure on African Americans with chronic kidney disease.

The study focused on African-Americans who had developed chronic kidney disease due to high blood pressure. It was discovered that the disease was not slowed down when the blood pressure was lowered.

However they did discover that patients with protein in their urine did experience a slower progression of kidney disease when their blood pressure was lowered. In fact, kidney failure or death was reduced by as much as 27%.

High blood pressure accounts for about 1/3rd of the newly diagnosed cases of kidney failure, also known as End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Billions of dollars are spent every year in the United States in treating this disease.

If you have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease or any other severe mental or physical condition, you may be eligible for long-term disability benefits. While unable to work, long-term disability benefits can help cover lost wages. Contact a long-term disability associate who can advise you of eligibility.

The long-term disability representatives at Disability Help Group have experience with cross examining medical and vocational experts and take time when speaking with you about your case. Call us today at 1-(800)-800-3332 for a FREE consultation.