Obesity is a major risk factor in heart disease. Excess weight can lead to high cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Obesity is also a contributing factor for diabetes, which is linked to heart problems. Losing weight can reduce your risk for heart disease.
Varicose veins are large, often winding dilated veins that often stick out from under the skin and occur mostly in the legs. They occur because the valves in the veins that prevent blood from flowing backward (away from the heart rather than towards it) are not working properly. In some people this is a hereditary problem, in others the problem…