SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mediaplanet published a compelling guide to Vein Care distributed to millions with the help of the San Francisco Chronicle, the American Venous Forum, the American College of Phlebology, This Is Serious Campaign, the Vascular Disease Foundation, the Venous Disease Coalition and contributions from leading doctors and surgeons in the vein care industry. Approximately 40% of women and 20% of men currently suffer from a vein condition, whether it is spider veins, varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), or more serious conditions like open wounds or ulcers, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Post-Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS). Unbeknownst to the general public, DVT kills 300,000 Americans each year, more than AIDS and breast cancer combined. Fortunately, the number of complications and deaths from venous diseases can be drastically diminished with education, preventative measures, and appropriate treatment.
Caitlin Augustine increases awareness about DVT and PTS to the younger generation:
"No one thinks things like this can happen to them until it does. DVT is not an old person's condition. Just because you're young doesn't mean you're not at risk," explains Augustine who encourages people to know their family history to help determine their risks. "You need to research everything from heart attacks to strokes to piece together what could lead to DVT."
With the help from non-profit organizations the American College of Phlebology, the American Venous Forum, This Is Serious Campaign, the Vascular Disease Foundation and the Venous Disease Coalition, and with support from Ames Walker Hosiery , Deccan Pacific Medical Group, Elite Vein Specialists, Merz Aesthetics, Refine USA/Vein Gogh, Sigvaris, St. Mary's Medical Center, Therafirm, UCSF Heart & Vascular Center and Vein Specialists of Northern California, Mediaplanet published one of the most comprehensive and compelling reports on Vein Care in US history.
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