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once again stress related to facial wasting??
Sep 12, 2001

I recently asked you about stress an facial wasting. I'm 23 and was wondering if stress can cause facial wasting. Or does it have to be associated with other illnesses.Thanks for your time.

Response from Dr. Fisher

I doubt that stress alone could cause isolated facial wasting. I would anticipate that there would be more widespread effects. Also you did not say if you indeed have HIV. We have answered many questions about the relationship between HIV, antiretroviral therapy and facial wasting. This relationship is quite complex. I am not sure what role stress plays in this. But I doubt stress would be helpful in any event. AF


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