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Abdominal Bloating

Mar 30, 2005

I have been on meds since 1992. I am currently on Emtriva, Norvir, Reyatax and Saquinivir. I weigh 150 and I cannot get rid of love handles and bloated stomach, though I have lost weight from cardio. Any suggestions? Thank you. Doug

Response from Dr. Henry

Hard to say from your description whether you have increased internal (visceral) or external (subcutaneous fat). Diet, exerecise, hormone optimization (testosterone) helps a significant fraction. Studies of growth hormone or growth hormone releasing factors are assessing the safety of those interventions for decreasing visceral fat. There is not much information specifically on double boosted PIs re: fat issues and treatment so hard information and suggestions are problematic. Your double boosted PI regimen seems like it should be relatively fat friendly. The issue of increased abdominal fat is an important one that is getting lots of attention these days but solid answers and therapies are still lacking. KH

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