Treatment for Lipohypertrophy
Sep 29, 2010
I am dealing with a case of lipohypertrophy. It seems like whenever I research lipodystrophy, everything is about lipoatrophy and nothing about lipohypertrophy. It is very upsetting, especially since this occurred because I WAS taking my meds like I was instructed. Are there any successful treatments for this condition?
Response from Mr. Vergel
We are waiting for the FDA to potentially approve Egrifta (tesamorelin), which is a daily subcutaneous injection of growth hormone releasing hormone that makes your body make your own growth hormone. It can decrease visceral fat by 15% in 26 weeks. But we do not know if insurance companies, Medicare part D and Medicaid will pay for the drug. So we are awaiting!
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