As a condition which may qualify for Canadian Disability Benefits, angina is far too often overlooked by people suffering from its effects on a regular basis. However, the CDB understands exactly how debilitating this disease can be and is here to help you. If your angina is severe enough to significantly affect your daily life, you could qualify for tens of thousands of dollars from the Canadian Disability Tax Credit program.
What is Angina?
Angina is most commonly known as a general chest discomfort or tightness either during or immediately following activities such as running or other exercise. This form of angina is in fact the most common and medically known as “stable angina” as opposed to “unstable angina” which may strike at any time with the symptoms lasting for several minutes. While both categories of angina are caused by atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries and should be treated very seriously, the latter is of much more concern from a medical perspective as it is often a major indicator of an impending heart attack.
Symptoms of Angina
The symptoms of angina most commonly include a pain or tightness in the chest which is most often induced by exercise or other strenuous activities. These symptoms are a result of ischemia, or restricted blood flow, through the coronary arteries. Because this reduced blood flow and the associated lack of oxygen can cause damage to the affected areas of the body, angina is often considered to be a significant sign related to an increased risk of heart attack. While angina itself may not be life threatening, both the underlying causes and potential aftermath are very serious and need to be treated as such. This is why the Canadian Disability Tax Credit program recognizes angina as a significant concern which may qualify for up $35,000 in benefits to help offset your medical costs.
How Canadian Disability Benefits Helps
With the rise in obesity and related illnesses over the past few decades, angina has also experienced an unfortunate increase in frequency. As it is often the precursor of more serious medical problems, the CDB will help you apply and collect the money you’re entitled to before it’s too late. By collecting your Canadian Disability Benefits now, it is possible to get proper treatment and potentially stop your angina from progressing into something much worse.