The expensive cost of treating renal hypertension

Individuals may be eligible for long-term disability benefits if they develop chronic renal diseases. One of the disabling diseases a person may develop is renal hypertension, which occurs if the arteries of either of the kidneys are narrowed.

Individuals who are diagnosed with renal hypertension are usually required to take medications such as ACE inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs). In some situations, patients may need to undergo an angioplasty procedure if their condition is not improved by medications. An angioplasty is a procedure that requires a patient to have a catheter threaded into his or her groin’s large artery in order to aid blood flow. At some point, the patient’s renal artery can be expanded through the use of stents. If those procedures fail to improve blood flow, the patient may need to undergo a surgical procedure of attaching a healthy blood vessel to bypass a narrowed renal artery.

In the difficult situation that you are taking medication or undergoing a surgical procedure after being disabled by renal hypertension, enlisting a qualified attorney is important. Especially if you heavily rely on your long-term disability benefits, speak with an attorney at the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633 to learn more about your options.