Get Rid of the Blues:Everything you always wanted to know about Varicose and Spider Veins But Didn't Know Who to Ask

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Eighty million Americans suffer from venous problems. The bad news is that vein disease is progressive, so if it's mild and simply unattractive, it could progress to severe. The good news is that treatment is available and preventative measures may help stop the progression.

As a nurse educator, writer and consultant, Mary T. Johnson, R.N. is an advocate for those who suffer from this condition and from a lack of good, clearly written, ...

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Overview

Eighty million Americans suffer from venous problems. The bad news is that vein disease is progressive, so if it's mild and simply unattractive, it could progress to severe. The good news is that treatment is available and preventative measures may help stop the progression.

As a nurse educator, writer and consultant, Mary T. Johnson, R.N. is an advocate for those who suffer from this condition and from a lack of good, clearly written, well-researched information on the subject.

Get Rid of the Blues is for the millions of people who think there is no way to prevent varicose and spider veins and for those who think they have to live with them. Get the answers to your questions in plain, easy-to-understand language.

You will learn:

top tips for preventing varicose veins

lifesaving tips for preventing blood clots when you fly

why varicose veins may be the first sign of pregnancy

one of the best kept secrets for preventing vein disease

eight things you must know before having laser treatment

what effect high impact aerobics and weight lifting has on veins

seven things you can do to prolong the life of your stockings

eleven questions to ask when shopping for medical treatment

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595010745
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 108
  • Sales rank: 1,324,457
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author 9
Foreword 10
Introduction: Who is this book for? 11
Overview 15
Summary: causes and treatment
Chapter 1 What is Vein Disease? 19
Normal and abnormal circulation
Chapter 2 The Weak Link 23
The role of valves in vein disease
Chapter 3 A Varicose Vein is Born 25
What goes wrong?
Chapter 4 Sex, Lies, and Varicose Veins 27
Learn the truth about vein disease
Chapter 5 Who Says Real Men Don't Get Varicose Veins? 29
Men and vein disease
Who's at risk?
The role of pregnancy in vein disease
Chapter 6 Looking for Veins in all the Wrong Places 33
Where else can varicose and spider veins appear?
Chapter 7 Achy-Breaky Legs 35
Are veins making your legs hurt?
Chapter 8 Restless Legs Syndrome 37
Important new information for people who suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome
Chapter 9 Try A Little Tenderness 39
What happens if you don't have treatment?
Chapter 10 Cut to the Chase 43
Treatment options: traditional and new surgical methods, sclerotherapy, and laser
What to expect--and what not to expect
Chapter 11 Beam Me Up, Scotty! 49
What you should know before you have any kind of laser treatment
Tips for shopping for laser treatment for vein disease
Chapter 12 How To Shop for Treatment 53
Become an informed health care consumer
Questions to ask
Chapter 13 Getting an Audience With the Wizard of Oz 55
Learn how to compare treatment plans
What about insurance?
Chapter 14 An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure 57
What is the difference between support and graduated support hose?
Learn one of the best kept secrets for what you can do if you are at risk for vein disease
Chapter 15 I'm Gonna Walk Those Veins Right Out of my Legs 61
The role of walking in the prevention of vein disease
Exercises that promote varicose or spider veins
Chapter 16 Danger In The Skies 63
Lifesaving tips for preventing blood clots when you fly
Top Tips For Preventing Varicose Veins 66
The Care and Feeding of Graduated Compression Hose 67
Seven things you can do to prolong the life of your stockings
References 69
Appendices 73
Comparison of Graduated Compression Hose 75
Learn what role nylon and spandex play in the comfort and appearance of hose
A complete guide to shopping
Ordering information
Physician's Guide to Ordering Compression 85
Information for physicians to prescribe graduated compression
Prescription form
FYI: Referral and Support Group Information 87
American College of Phlebology
American Society of Phlebectomy
National Health Information Center
Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation
Glossary 88
Index 90
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2001

    Get Rid of the Blues:Everything you always wanted to know about Varicose and Spider Veins But Didn't Know Who to Ask

    Ever since I was a teen I've had spider veins--which turned into big, ugly varicose veins half way through my pregnancy. Talk about miserable. I only wish I had the information I found in this book long ago. I might have been able to help prevent my problem from getting so bad. But there is a bright spot--after reading the book, I know what kind of treatment is available and also, how to help slow down the disease. Thanks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2001

    Get Rid of the Blues:Everything you always wanted to know about Varicose and Spider Veins But Didn't Know Who to Ask

    This is the only book I've ever found that answers ALL my questions about spider veins--and it's easy to read. I just wish my doctor had read it so I wouldn't have had to wait all these years to find out what causes spider veins and what kind of treatment is available. The two things I found most helpful in the book are the section on how to shop for medical treatment and the tips for prevention.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2001

    Not just a woman thing

    Men are just as succeptable to this condition as women. I didn't realize that and was having some real anxieties over my condition. After reading this book, I was excited to find that my condition is easily treatable, and cureable. I fly a lot for my career, and am succeptable to vein problems. This book is easily read, and the facts I learned within its cover have helped me to overcome the fear I had of my condition. I highly recommend it to all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2001

    The Blues Are Out

    This book is so well researched that I gained more information with this read than my own MD provided me when I asked him about my varicose vein problem. Well done and I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2001

    A MUST READ if you have varicose veins!

    I can't say enough about this book! It is so easy to understand, yet packed with solid, science-based information. Thanks for a great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2001

    Get Rid of the Blues:Everything you always wanted to know about Varicose and Spider Veins But Didn't Know Who to Ask

    This is the book I've been searching for! It helped me determine what I needed to do for my problem and how to find help from competent professionals. It also has great tips for prevention and diet. Thanks to what I learned in this book, I can wear shorts again!

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