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Kidney Patients’ Hearts Helped with Daily Hemodialysis

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Disability Help Group

If a medical condition has left you permanently disabled, you may qualify to receive Social Security disability benefits. Kidney disease is one condition that Social Security Administration may provide benefits for.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a study that showed kidney patients’ hearts were helped with daily hemodialysis. Hemodialysis treatments that were done 6 times per week, in comparison to just 3 times per week, showed an improvement to heart size (specifically, the left ventricular mass).

Additionally, it was found that the more frequently hemodialysis treatments were given, the more improvement there was with high blood pressure and high levels of phosphate in the blood.

Almost 400,000 individuals in the U.S. depend on dialysis to address their kidney function loss. The rate of death for these patients continues to be high, ranking at 18% to 20% despite advancements in medicine and technology.

While these treatments were given more frequently, they were also given in smaller doses and were found to provide a better overall outcome for those patients.

These results were recently published online in the New England Journal of Medicine.

If you suffer from kidney disease or any other condition that has disabled you, a Social Security disability representative can determine if you are eligible for disability benefits.

Contact a Social Security disability representative today if you would like assistance with filing your claim.

When you are interviewing Social Security Disability representatives ask critical questions, like: how many Social Security Disability hearings do you have per month; do you understand the SSA’s POMS (the manual Social Security employees use to process claims); and, do you understand the date last insured and how it affects my disability onset date?

Disability Help Group represent over 5000 disability claimants. Our disability representatives have experience with cross examining medical and vocational experts and take time when speaking with you about your case. Contact us today at 1-(800)-800-3332 for a FREE consultation.