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From Heart Attack to Marathon Runner: Weight Loss Success

by Nicholson Clinic | Dec 19, 2016
Marathon runner Tim Morgan wasn't always the picture of health and athleticism. Last year at this time, the participant in the 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon was facing down the very real prospect of his own mortality. Only 50, he'd suffered one obesity-related heart attack and was in jeopardy of a second.
A Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery patient talks about the dramatic changes in his life and health.

Plano, TX, Dec. 19, 2016 – Marathon runner Tim Morgan wasn't always the picture of health and athleticism. Last year at this time, the participant in the 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon was facing down the very real prospect of his own mortality. Only 50, he'd suffered one obesity-related heart attack and was in jeopardy of a second. After his fifth stint was placed to prevent that heart attack, Tim decided to address his weight through bariatric surgery. 

The results have been dramatic.

When Tim first came to the Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery seeking help to change the course of his life, his prospects were grim. He was more than 300 pounds, had type 2 diabetes, high triglycerides, sleep apnea and knees and joints that ached with every step.

"I was very unhealthy," Tim explains.

Tim worked with Nicholson Clinic doctors and decided to undergo surgery in April 2016. While Tim's weight loss since then has been outstanding, more than 100 pounds off so far, it's the changes in his life that have been most remarkable.

"I ran my first 5K in July and have been running and training for a marathon," he says. "I never thought I would be here."

Research has shown that bariatric surgery not only help address serious weight-related concerns, but also helps improve and even reverse obesity-related conditions. 

"Studies have proven that bariatric surgery can provide an effective means to treat high blood pressure, diabetes, and many other conditions while lowering risks for heart disease, obesity-related cancers and other serious illnesses," explains Dr. Nick Nicholson, founder and lead surgeon at the Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery. "Stories like Tim's, however, show the life-changing benefits losing weight can have."

The Nicholson Clinic specializes in helping patients address their weight loss concerns while providing support each step of the way. To learn more about the Nicholson Clinic, its locations and the weight loss services it provides, visit it online at www.nicholsonclinic.com.  

About Nicholson Clinic
Founded by Dr. Nick Nicholson, one of the country's leading weight loss surgeons and co-author of "Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny," the Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery offers a variety of options to help patients gain control of their weight and their lives.
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