As you grow older, you’re likely to gain in wisdom, experience and...health issues. Older adults are more likely to develop health problems even if they were healthy when younger. And seniors are more likely to be afflicted with multiple problems.
The National Council on Aging indicates that about 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 68% have two or more. Heart disease is the #1 killer of adults over 65, and two of the risk factors for heart disease are hypertension and cholesterol.