Why are varicose veins veterans disability benefits available?
Did you receive your VA disability benefits rating for varicose veins? Regardless of your MOS, military life was hard on your body and now you have varicose veins from:
- Standing at attention
- Exposure to ultraviolet rays
- Leg cramps
- Not being able to move for long periods of time.
Varicose veins are often caused by high blood pressure. The unsightly or bulging veins in your legs, pelvis or other areas of your body occur when the valves in the veins break. This can cause sores on the legs, changes in skin color, rashes, leg pain and a heavy-leg feeling.
VA Disability code 7101 (Diseases of the Arteries and Veins) is under the VA schedule of ratings for the cardiovascular system. VA Disability code 7101 is the guide for varicose veins veterans disability benefits. In this section you can find your VA disability percentage for high blood pressure, VA ratings for high cholesterol, and the VA ratings schedule for hypertension. They all fall under the schedule rating for the cardiovascular system under 4.104-1 Veterans Administration Schedule of Ratings.
What exactly are varicose veins?
Your veins are designed to carry blood back to your heart. The veins have a one-way valve, or a small flap, that keeps the blood from flowing backwards when your heart beats. If the flap becomes weak, blood can then pool, often in the legs. The pooling increases pressure in the vein. Veins then can become weakened from extended periods of increased pressure. The blood can back up in a weakened vein and collect in a section causing the vein to become swollen and twisted. To compensate for the increased pressure, the veins widen causing the veins to thicken and bulge, leading to the blue rope-like twisted appearance that are varicose veins.
Varicose veins can be painful and a sign of major cardiovascular problems.
Many veterans with varicose veins often complain of pain. Veterans with varicose veins often describe the pain as aching or cramping in the leg, tiredness or weakness in the leg, and burning pains in the leg.
Varicose veins in the legs and abdomen can be more than just unsightly. Varicose Veins can be a potential sign of a very dangerous medical condition. Most veterans look at varicose veins only as a cosmetic condition and do not appreciate the serious medical condition of varicose veins. Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a serious medical condition that is associated with varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Veterans with CVI have veins that are blocked and aren’t working right because of damage to the vein wall. Damage to the vein wall causes the veins to pool with blood. This condition is most prevalent when you are standing. We all know that you stand a lot while serving in the military. Some veterans have found comfort from CVI by wearing compression socks.
Varicose veins can be a sign of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Varicose veins affect about one-in-four veterans. Varicose veins can cause skin damage and lead to blood clots. Veterans with varicose veins may experience throbbing leg pain, dull aches, and swelling of the legs with cramps. Many veterans with varicose veins state their legs “feel heavy” all the time.
Veterans with varicose veins are more at risk for developing a potentially deadly medical condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Veterans experience deep vein thrombosis when a blood clot forms in a vein, usually in the veteran’s leg. Veterans with deep vein thrombosis must take this medical condition serious as a blood clot in the vein can break loose, move through your blood stream and block blood flow if the blood clot lodges in your lung. This potentially fatal medical condition is called a pulmonary embolism. Studies show that veterans with multiple myeloma have an increased risk for DVT – particularly when treated with immunomodulatory drugs.
As a veteran, you should be concerned about your varicose veins. Make sure your varicose veins are treated so you do not develop serious medical conditions related to varicose veins.
There are VA benefits available to veterans that can’t work from varicose veins.
If you are eligible for varicose veins veterans disability benefits and cannot work, you may be eligible for Individual Unemployability benefits. These benefits are available to veterans that have trouble keeping or obtaining employment from service-connected disabilities. Our Individual Unemployability lawyers have seen many veterans obtain benefits for varicose veins. You may have trouble standing or sitting too long from varicose veins and that can prevent you from being employable.
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- If you’re eligible for varicose veins veterans disability benefits.
- What you could receive monthly from the VA.
- How to service-connect your varicose veins.
- What other conditions you may have that are also eligible.
- How to apply for varicose veins veterans disability benefits.
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