What is Asthma?

Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell, producing extra mucus, making breathing difficult and causing coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.  People with asthma suffer from the condition all the time, but appear symptom-free until something irritates the lungs, causing what is known as an “asthma attack.”  For some people, asthma is a minor nuisance. For others, it can be a major problem that interferes with daily activities and impacts their ability to attend work regularly.  Asthma can be disabling for both children and adults if not properly managed with medication.

Causes of Asthma and Preventions

Many different irritants trigger asthma attacks. Part of learning to control your asthma is to learn what triggers symptoms and attacks and avoiding those triggers as much as possible. Some of the common asthma triggers include the following:

  • smoke
  • dust mites
  • air pollution
  • cockroaches
  • pets
  • mold
  • chemical fumes
  • high humidity
  • cold, dry air
  • certain foods or food additives.

Asthma triggers that are present in the workplace can make sustaining work difficult over time.  Asthma attacks cause people to miss work and be off-task while at work.  Both absenteeism and poor work production can lead to termination and an inability to sustain competitive employment or disability.

What Has To Be Proven For You To Be Considered Disabled By Social Security Due To Asthma

The medical listing for Asthma is medical listing 3.03.  If you do not “meet” this listing, you may still be considered disabled asthma related symptoms prevent you from working in competitive employment. 

Chad Brown Law helps children and adults with asthma obtain disability benefits on a regular basis.  If you have asthma and find yourself unable to work, call Chad Brown Law today at (336) 546-5066 to see how we can help you win your disability case and get the health insurance you need to manage your asthma.

Our firm focuses on three practice areas: Disability, Personal Injury, and Eminent Domain. Every practice area has attorneys who have expertise in their respective area of practice. 

Chad Brown is a North Carolina Board Certified Social Security disability law specialist. Mr. Brown helps Social Security disability claimants at all stages of the disability process. He also works with people that have Long Term Disability denials and with people that are injured by drugs and defective medical products.

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