Fat redistribution turning to muscle loss
Jan 29, 2005
Regarding lipodystrophy/lipoatrophy in otherwise healthy (never been symptomatic) HIV patients, is there a physiological point reached at which the body will have redistributed as much fat as is available, will the body then start redistributin or destroying muscle tissue to feed the process? Thanks very much for providing this forum for discussion.
Response from Dr. Henry
That transition (from fat loss to muscle loss) might occur in the setting of HIV/AIDS wasting (different from simple fat redistribution issue) which was more common in the pre-effective therapy days. Maintaining nutrition and exercise and good hormone balance and optimally suppressing HIV and treating/preventing AIDS related infections generally but not always protects against muscle wasting. KH
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Achy Balls After Blowjob Worried I Have HIV
- Itchy Red Spots After Sex With Stripper Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Itchy Skin After Rubbing Stripper Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Pain In Urethra After Anal Fingering Worried I Have
- Sore On Penis After Foreplay Worried I Have HIV
- Tingling Lips After Licking Penis Worried I Have HIV
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.