Break Myths About Varicose Veins at the #RethinkVaricose Twitter Party!

When? Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 @ 2pm - 3pm (EST)
Where? Twitter Chat

Twitter Chat

#RethinkVaricose

More than 30 million Americans suffer from varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).*,**

Because there is a prevailing misconception that varicose veins are a cosmetic issue, only 10 percent of people who suffer from vein disease actually seek treatment.*** That's why we're getting together to share knowledge and break myths about this common, yet serious condition!

Rethink Varicose Veins is a campaign that encourages individuals to think differently about varicose veins and understand that if left untreated, they can progress to a more serious form of venous disease known as CVI. 

Summer Sanders, U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist, television correspondent, blogger and busy mother-of-two will be sharing her personal experience with vein disease, how she treated the condition head-on and her role in the Rethink Varicose Veins campaign. 

Join this party to learn about the signs, symptoms and risk factors of varicose veins and CVI and latest minimally-invasice treatment options available. 

Trivia questions will be asked throughout the Twitter Party and five lucky winners who answer the questions correctly will receive a $50 VISA gift card from The Motherhood.
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* Gloviczki, P., MD., et al. The care of patients with varicose veins and associated chronic venous diseases: Clinical practice guidelines of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Venous Forum. J Vasc Surg. 2011 May; 53(5 Suppl): 2S-48S.

** “Age and sex composition: 2010.” In 2010 United States of America Census (c2010br-03). Web. http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-03.pdf. 

*** U.S. Markets for Varicose Vein Treatment Devices 2011, Millennium Research Group. 2011.
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Organisers

@SummerSanders_ Summer Sanders
Wife, Mom, Olympic swimmer, social runner, Television Host & Author who used to slime people and hang with NBA players.

@EmilyMcKhann Emily McKhann
Co-founder of The Motherhood http://t.co/EL7aE8qgOw

@coopermunroe Cooper Munroe
Co-founder of The Motherhood

@theMotherhood The Motherhood
Connecting moms & brands around common interests and topics. Twitter parties are sponsored and hosted by @theMotherhood and @theMotherhood25.

Sponsors

@RethinkVaricose RethinkVaricoseVeins
Rethink Varicose Veins is an educational campaign addressing the signs, symptoms, risk factors and treatment options associated with chronic vein disease.

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