New Study Finds 1 in 7 Strokes Happen While Victim is Sleeping

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Disability Help Group

The lingering effects of a stroke can lead to total disability. You may qualify for Social Security disability benefits if your condition meets the criteria under the Social Security Administration’s listing of impairments.

Health News reports that according to a new study 1 in 7 strokes (14%) happen while an individual is sleeping. This raises the risk of suffering brain damage since it prevents the opportunity to receive emergency treatment for blood clots.

If a blood clot forms and breaks off, it can then travel to the brain and cause severe damage.

Once symptoms of a stroke begin, the window of time in which treatment can help is just a few hours. So early treatment is crucial and could potentially save a life.

Strokes can be debilitating. They are the 3rd leading cause of death for adults in the United States. Approximately 87% of strokes are ischemic strokes and while most occur in older adults, other risk factors could increase the chance. Some of the risk factors for stroke include high blood pressure and obesity.

You may be facing a lot of uncertainty if you have suffered a stroke. A Georgia Social Security disability representative can help you through the process of determining eligibility, filing the paperwork or appealing a claim that has been denied for Social Security disability benefits.

Filing for Social Security disability benefits is complicated and time-consuming, but at Disability Help Group, our team of disability representatives is ready for the challenge. We like to empower our clients by providing a FREE Social Security disability guide so you can learn more about the process of filing for disability benefits. When you’re ready to get started, contact the Disability Help Group to begin your claim. Our state-of-the-art, customized intake and database system means less hassle, so you can focus on what’s most important to you instead of having to spend your days wading through confusing legalese and legal red tape. Call today – 1-(800)-800-3332.