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AIDS Wasting in the Facial Area
Apr 14, 1999

I have been successful at maintaining great body mass in all areas except for my buttocks and face. I am slowly getting the AIDS face with sunken cheeks. I am taking testosterone, Gludamine (sp?) and eating well. Why is my face wasting and not the rest of me? I have actually gotton big pecs and arms. I don't understand.

Response from Dr. Fisher

Unfortunately neither do I understand why or how this happens. With exercise,nutritional supplementation (glutamine) andd testosterone replacement you can enhance your muscle mass. But I don't know how you can prevent facial wasting. Keep watching this space...we may have some suggestions in the future. Alvan Fisher, M.D.


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