December 12, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 34

Do your blood vessels do the twist?

Ret and Ina were out for a leisurely stroll through the jungle (the back yard). Ret was looking at the twisty branches of the willow trees, when he noticed one was a bit off color. Just as he reached out to get a closer look, Ina shouted, “Stop! That branch slithered.”

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For years it’s been known that twisty blood vessels in the skin, on the back of one’s leg, was a dreaded sign of aging. When seen in the eye, it’s also been a sign of high blood pressure.

For years when I saw these twisty ocular blood vessels, 90 percent of the time blood pressure was normal. I often wondered if wh...

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