Asthma and Social Security BenefitsAsthma and Social Security Benefits

Asthma is characterized by inflammation of the airways of the lungs (bronchial tubes). The inflammation results in the constriction of the bronchial muscles and the production of mucus that adds to the blockage. Breathing can become difficult and the blockage can have life-threatening effects, such as asthma attacks.

There is not a singular cause of asthma, but rather a combination of environmental and genetic factors that cause some people to develop the condition. There are a variety of allergens that may trigger an asthma attack, such as:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Cockroaches and dust mites
  • Colds
  • Cold temperatures
  • Certain medications
  • Stress
  • Reflux disease

Asthma’s effects on breathing can limit a person’s ability to do many physical activities. Asthma signs and symptoms include:

  • Wheezing
  • Trouble breathing
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Itchy or sore throat
  • Rapid pulse
  • Poor stamina
  • Difficulty speaking


Treatment for asthma is focused on controlling the symptoms and managing the effects of the condition. Because symptoms often change as people grow older, regular checkups are important in the successful management of asthma. Avoidance of certain allergens and “triggers” is important for decreasing risks for an asthma attack. Things such as allergy medication and inhalers are extremely important to individuals with asthma.

To find out more about asthma, visit the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America or WebMD’s Asthma Health Center.

If you or a loved one suffers from a disabling asthma condition, the disability attorneys at the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers can help you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Since around two-thirds of initial disability claims are denied, it helps to have an experienced disability lawyer guiding you through the process. Please contact our legal team to schedule your free case review. Our Social Security disability lawyers want to help you.

The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers handles Social Security disability claims for clients throughout the United States of America. Please contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers today to schedule a free Social Security disability claim consultation.


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