Vim & Vigor - Summer 2013 - North Mississippi - (Page 51)

Don’t Be So Vein illustration by thinkstock The NMMC Vein Center helps patients put their pain in the past W 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 favorite activities again, pain-free. Summ er 2013 51

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Summer 2013 - North Mississippi

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2013 - North Mississippi
Opening Thoughts
Help for Your Heart
The Ultimate Backto- School Checklist
Join the Movement
Stroke Stories
5 Steps to Better Bone Health
Gut Instinct
Morgan Freeman
Prostate Playbook
The Main Ingredient
Looking Ahead
Virtual Health
A Place for Peace
Don’t Be So Vein
Reflux Relief
Catch the Spirit

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2013 - North Mississippi