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What Your Bloodwork Says About Your Risk of Suffering Stroke

Posted on February 19, 2016 by Disability Help Group

If you have suffered a stroke or any type of severe medical condition that has resulted in a disability and your inability to work, Social Security disability benefits may be available to you and your family.

The American Stroke Association says stroke is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. When not fatal, strokes are often a cause of severe short-term or long-term disability for the sufferer.

According to a report from the Doctor’s Lounge, a new study shows that an individual’s risk of suffering an ischemic stroke is increased if they have high levels of triglycerides in their blood. The study also shows that the risk may be even greater than for those who have high levels of cholesterol.

Current stroke prevention guidelines focus on total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol but with this new finding, some experts would like to see triglyceride levels included as well.

Furthermore, it has never been proven that high cholesterol is the common risk factor for an individual suffering a stroke, yet statins which are designed to help lower cholesterol, are a common form of treatment given in an effort to decrease the chance of an individual suffering a stroke.

Statins have also been found to lower triglyceride levels so experts believe that it could be one of the factors that actually help to lower the risk of stroke.

If you have become disabled due to a severe medical condition, a Social Security disability representative can help to advise you on your eligibility 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.