facial wasting cause and treatment
Oct 9, 2011
Am Asian 40s man poz+ in 2003 taking combinvir + stocrin till present and my CD4 range 600-800 and later diagnosed diabetes type 2 in 2005 and HBA1C range 6.1 to 7.8 in August 2011. AM taking 1 table of Diamicron'MR morning + conversyl 5mg +1 table of Norvasc for blood pressure.
I have lipodystrophy with my face (sharpen) my arms getting smaller and my legs veins appear large & ugly .
I am taking celllabs sheep placenta for about 3 weeks and hoping that it will help to improve or regain my face collagen fat !
Does it really help ? My Doctor said combinvir + stocrin it doesn't caused lipodystrophy but he can't answer why i do have suffering from this lipodystrophy?
Please help to advise me with suggestion if possible
Response from Dr. Pierone
Hello, and thanks for posting.
Studies have shown that switching from AZT to an alternative antiretroviral like tenofovir (Viread) will slow the progression of fat loss and in some cases reverse it.
So you should get a second opinion and also seek treatment with facial fillers for the loss of facial fat.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.