ZEMAX VS LIPOATHROPHY & DRUGS INTERACTION
Aug 8, 2004
However I have faced the problem on veiny arms and legs. Though I do execise 4-5 days a week, this such remain unchanged. My weight and height are 57.5 kgs and 167 cm, respectively. Could you advise how I can gain weight.
I just bought food supplement, product-name ZEMAX which is the product of Mega Products(Australia) Pty. Ltd. Its purpose is to increase muscle by taking 2 capsules before bed-time. Its ZEMAX contains zinc monomethionine, zinc/magnesium aspatate, vitamin B6, L-carnitine L-tartrate, nicotinamide, selenium methionine, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and biotin.
My questions are as follows: 1. Is there any possiblity to lower the problem on veiny arms and legs? 2. Is there any drugs interaction to my current medication? 3. How can i gain weight?
Thank you in adavance for your kind help and wish you are healthy.
Response from Dr. Henry
There are two issues related to your question. Having prominent veins is often due to loss of fat (lipoatrophy) seen in association with HIV infection and its treatment. Gaining weight usually doesn't help that much (muscle gains often makes the veins even more prominent while fat agains are usually in abdominal area and not generalized to include the arms/legs. Adding fat to the arms and legs in a cosmetically pleasing manner is a huge challange-no treatment currently available does that. Your particular HIV regimen is associated with fat loss but at a lower rate than many other regimens so switching your meds may not help much. As far as gaining weight, I recommend gettting a hormonal assessment and then get the imput of a nutritionist (looking at your diabetes risk and lipid status) to offer the best individualize recommendation. For the products you mentioned, I generally am not too concerned about drug interaction issues but it is worth mentioning to your HIV specialist. KH
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