Vim & Vigor - Summer 2013 - North Mississippi - (Page 51)
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The NMMC Vein Center helps
patients put their pain in the past
hen Mark Nichols, 44, of Belmont
had weight-loss surgery in 2010, all
of his weight-related health problems
resolved, except one.
“When I was really heavy, my legs bothered me
a lot,” Nichols says. “I was carrying around a lot of
extra weight. I was having severe leg pain and getting very little sleep at night.” The load lightened tremendously after losing 87 pounds, but his legs had
already suffered the damage.
Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and
close to assist the return of blood back to the heart.
Mark nichols is
able to enjoy his
Summ er 2013
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