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all other factors ruled out
Nov 26, 2003

Good Evening Dr.

What do you say to someone who has ruled out all possible reasons for wasting: his diet/exercise is not the issue; he doesn't have mal-absorption; and his metabolism hasn't spead up. How does one try to combat the wasting that is a result from the presence of the HIV itself? Or would you submit that there is no such thing?

Response from Dr. Moyle

Often the cause is hard to find....increased metabolism, hormonal changes, effects of medication on nutrient handling, a chronic infection....It certainly sounds like you should work closely with your Doctor on both finding the cause and finding the right way to manage the problem

Regards

Graeme Moyle


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