It is made up of arteries and veins, which, as we get older, can thicken with plaque and cholesterol. This makes them stiffer and narrower. This can restrict blood flow and lead to vascular disease.
The best way to maintain a healthy vascular system is through a healthy lifestyle. Healthy habits to prevent vascular disease include:
- Eating a healthy, low fat diet.
- Maintaining good cholesterol
- Monitoring blood pressure to keep it at a normal level.
- Exercising regularly.
- Not smoking.
For more information on vascular health, visit VascularWeb.org.