The Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome/Dysautonomia Survival Guide

Overview

Mitral Valve Prolapse is a non-life-threatening structural dysfunction of the heart's mitral valve that affects women twice as commonly as men. Some 40 percent of people with MVP also suffer from MVP syndrome, otherwise known as dysautonomia, an imbalance of the autonomic nervous system whose symptoms include panic attacks, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, irritable bowel, and more.

This survival guide reassures anyone who's been told, 'It's all in your head' that what you're going ...

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Overview

Mitral Valve Prolapse is a non-life-threatening structural dysfunction of the heart's mitral valve that affects women twice as commonly as men. Some 40 percent of people with MVP also suffer from MVP syndrome, otherwise known as dysautonomia, an imbalance of the autonomic nervous system whose symptoms include panic attacks, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, irritable bowel, and more.

This survival guide reassures anyone who's been told, 'It's all in your head' that what you're going through is real and teaches you that the syndrome can be managed through education, healing, and support. Use this book to learn what MVP and MVP syndrome are, discover how to alleviate symptoms, and explore steps you can take to live with the condition. The authors cover diet, nutrition, and exercise, recommend self-help strategies, and help you become an advocate for yourself with health professionals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572243033
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Series: Unassigned Series
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 537,319
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

James F. Durante is the president of the Mitral Valve Prolapse Society. He lives in Itasca, IL.

Cheryl L. Durante, a cofounder of the Mitral Valve Prolapse Society, was diagnosed with MVPS in 1988. She lives in Itasca, IL. IL.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2008

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    After many, many years of numerous symptoms, a friend of a friend was diagnosed with this disorder. I had symptoms almost identical and was diagnosed with MVP although my doctor was unfamiliar with the syndrome. When I read this book, I cried. It not only validated my concerns, but suggested lifestyle changes that have truly changed my life and helped me to understand this syndrome. I highly recommend this book both to readers who are diagnosed with MVPS/D or who have the symptoms and have gone without diagnosis.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2010

    A Helpful Book for MVPS/D

    This book was life-changing for me...For those of you that have a Mitral Valve Prolapse, along with the hundreds of symptoms that can accompany it, this book will open your eyes and help you learn to manage it. I have not seen or found anything else out there to help with this condition. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2010

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    Mostly Advocates Medication

    This was a great book but not if you want to try to deal with your problem in a natural way, without medication. Both authors are on medication for this and therefore have that perspective. The books I recommend below were better for this subject. Natural Therpies has a number of great ideas to deal with mitral valve prolapse without medication, and Confronting Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome was written by a nurse/physical therapist who includes a very valuable exercise routine that she developed to help people with this problem.

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