Heart attacks also known as myocardial infarction occurs when blood flow to the heart from a major artery is blocked. This is usually due to the buildup of plaque on the arterial walls. This buildup narrows the arteries, allowing less blood to pass through and back to the heart. Eventually the artery can shut completely, or a piece of plaque can break off and block blood flow.
As we age, the risk of developing varicose veins increases. In fact, most people over the age of 60 will develop varicose veins at some point in their lives. True, we all want to stay young and many of us act young, but ultimately our true age catches up to us. Varicose veins are no exception. As with most bodily functions, veins become weaker with age and are prone to stretching and enlarging. Despite their prevalence, the risks of varicose veins can be reduced through commonsense, easy lifestyle changes. Here are the three hard and fast rules for avoiding their development.