Varicose Veins: A Guide to Prevention and Treatment

Varicose Veins: A Guide to Prevention and Treatment

by Howard C. Baron, Baron, Barbara A. Ross
     
 
More than just cosmetically undesirable, the potential for a serious medical problem lurks behind varicose veins. Each year, approximately 150,000 Americans die of varicose vein-related complications and 2.5 million others are severely disabled by them.

Varicose Veins: A Guide to Prevention and Treatment is an important and timely resource for readers concerned with

Overview

More than just cosmetically undesirable, the potential for a serious medical problem lurks behind varicose veins. Each year, approximately 150,000 Americans die of varicose vein-related complications and 2.5 million others are severely disabled by them.

Varicose Veins: A Guide to Prevention and Treatment is an important and timely resource for readers concerned with this medical condition. Coverage begins with a discussion of the circulatory system, traces the history of the affliction, and provides the most current information on the latest advances being made in treatment and prevention.

Additional information includes:
-- The reasons why more women suffer from the disease than men
-- The ways in which oral contraceptives affect veins
-- Ways in which varicose veins are diagnosed and the need far sufferers to seek medical care
-- Complications that can result from varicose veins, including blood clots, hemorrhages, phlebitis, and leg ulcers
-- Concerns that arise during pregnancy and menopause
-- How nutrition, diet, and vitamins can affect the disease
-- Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.

Enhanced by a detailed glossary of medical terms, easy-to-read tables, and clear line drawings of the circulatory system, Varicose Veins is an indispensable reference for people who want to treat or prevent the condition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816036523
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.46(d)

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