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Study Finds Over-Exercising Linked to Cardiac Problems

| Nov 30, 2017 | Heart Attack, Wellness studies

Exercise is an absolute must for good health, but overdoing exercise, especially for some members of the population, could cause an increase in the risk of cardiac disease.

According to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, white men who over-exercise have a risk of heart disease that is almost twice as high as those who exercise in moderation. Researchers studied more than 3,000 participants over a five-year period, and found that white men who exercised for approximately 7 ½ hours per week were more likely to report symptoms of cardiac disease, including clogging of the arteries. White men were 86% more likely to suffer from symptoms of coronary artery calcification over time as compared to black males.

This should not, however, be taken to mean that you should stop exercising. Exercise in moderation is key to a healthy lifestyle.

Persons who suffer from cardiac disease may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has specific guidelines that will be taken into consideration while processing an applicant’s claim.

However, even if your condition does not meet these specific guidelines, you may still qualify for disability benefits depending on your ability to prove the severity of the impairment or disability. If your symptoms make it impossible for you to work, your claim is much more likely to be approved. Typically, persons who suffer from hypertensive heart disease, ischemic heart disease, recurrent arrhythmias, chronic heart failure, or chronic venous insufficiency are more likely to have their claims approved.

The kind of medical evidence that you can provide in support of your claim will prove crucial. Your doctor should be able to provide substantial medical information, including not just a description of your symptoms and how they prevent you from working, but also the types of treatment that you are currently undergoing for your condition.

If you suffer from cardiac disease, call Atlanta Social Security disability attorney Lisa Siegel for a free consultation about your legal options for a disability benefits claim.