Why I Learned to #RethinkVaricose Veins

Have you ever experienced varicose veins? Or do you have someone in your family who has had them? After attending an online conference, I learned a lot about varicose veins and how they aren't just a cosmetic issue. Varicose veins and spider veins have underlying problems and should all be checked by a vein specialist.

When I was growing up, I saw my mom suffer with spider veins and since she had them, I'm sure I'll probably inherit them. Spider veins aren't as serious as varicose veins, but they both still have underlying issues that I had no idea about!

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.

If you're interested in learning more about varicose veins, be sure to join us for the Twitter Party on July 18 at 2pm EST!

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.

Where: We’ll be on Twitter – follow the #RethinkVaricose hashtag to track the conversation. You can see the details and RSVP via this Twtvite: http://twtvite.com/rethinkvaricose Hashtag: #RethinkVaricose

Prizes: We will be giving away five $50 VISA gift cards

Hosts: @theMotherhood, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann and @SummerSanders_

Rethink Varicose Veins website - http://www.rethinkvaricoseveins.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/rethinkvaricoseveins 
Twitter - https://twitter.com/RethinkVaricose

Your fellow co-hosts:
Anne-Marie, This Mama Cooks - @amnichols
Brett, This Mama Loves Her Bargains - @brettbmartin
Danielle, Happenings of the Harper Household, - @HarperHousehold
Debbi, Debbi Does Dinner Healthy - @DebbiDoesDinner
Ellen, Confessions of an Overworked Mom - @ellenblogs
Jenna, A Mom's Balancing Act - @MomBalancingAct
Jennifer, The Dirty t Shirt - @Jentifa
Julie , A Year With Mom and Dad - @ayearwithmomdad
Katherine, Our Whiskey Lullaby - @KBWhiskey
Kathy, A Mom's Impression - @amomsimpression
Kelly, Texas Type A Mom - @txtypeamom
Laurie, Homemaker's Challenge - @HMchallengeSITE
Liz, A Nut in a Nutshell- @blueviolet
Mary, Everyday Baby Steps - @marybabysteps
Nichol, Kiddie's Corner Deals - @KiddiesCorner
Paula, Frosted Fingers - @frostedfingers
Renae, How to Have it All - @Renae_Chiovaro
Robyn, Robyn's Online World - @RobynsWorld
Tricia, The Night Owl Mama - @Nightowlmama
Vanessa, The Queen of Swag - @queenofswag4u

Plus 1 winner will win 10 free song downloads from TruTrax!

The songs can be downloaded and played on any MP3 player (iPod), mobile devices (iPhone, Android, etc) and on a PC or a Mac in iTunes or any other program that can be used to play an MP3.