|cant seem to build muscle
May 20, 2014
I am 56 years old and have been HIV+ for 30 years. I have been seeing a personal trainer for 6 months three times a week. I am on Truvada, Norvir, Reyataz and Androgel for 8 years. I have protein before and after workouts. I just had my labs done and my triglycerides are at 496. My problem is that i have not built hardly any muscle. My trainer says i should have been ten pounds or more by now. Nothing. Do you have any suggestions? Change my HIV meds maybe?
| Response from Mr. Vergel
The high triglycerides (I am assuming taken in a fasted state) tell me that you are having metabolic issues. Are you on protease inhibitors, Sustiva or eating a lot of processed sugary carbs? Triglycerides are basically the food to fat cells.
I know you are on Androgel, but is your dose sufficient to keep your total testosterone over 500 ng/dL?
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