Dedicated to helping those with heart problems

Before February draws to a close, our blog would like to address how these 28 days have officially been designated as American Heart Month.

While you may question why it is that an entire month has been devoted to raising awareness about the importance of maintaining good heart health, consider that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified heart disease as the leading cause of death, meaning it is behind one out of every four deaths here in the U.S.

The good news is that experts indicate that there are some relatively simple steps that people can take to ensure good heart health:

  • Make physical activity a priority
  • Be sure to get at least seven -- but no more than nine -- hours of sleep
  • Cut down on the amount of saturated fat and salt in your diet
  • Monitor your blood pressure and understand what the numbers mean

While it's certainly encouraging to know that people can be proactive about heart health, it's also important to understand that there are people for whom it's not just about prevention but management, meaning they are already dealing with heart conditions and/or high blood pressure.

Indeed, they may suffer from coronary issues that are so debilitating that they cannot work, as even the most simple, everyday task can put serious, even life-threatening strain on their heart.

Those people for whom this is a reality, must understand that they are not without options. That's because Social Security disability benefits can help them put food on the table and, more significantly, give them a sense of financial security.

At Reyes & Reyes Law Firm, PLLC, we can help those diagnosed with serious heart conditions and high blood pressure fight to secure the disability benefits they need and deserve.

Please visit our website today to learn more about our skill, experience, and dedication to fighting for you all the way from the initial application through the entire appeals process.