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muscle loss
Nov 29, 2006

what can be done when you lose all your muscles in the buttocks and throughout the entirelegs? I know that lipodystrophy plays a part here but I need to take charge of my legs.

Response from Dr. Henry

Good question. I assume your hormone levels are OK (thyroid, testosterone free and total)? If not then hormone replacement and targeted exercise/protein supplements can help some (may want to discuss with personal trainer re: how to work on key muscle groups. In my experience no particular HIV regimen/drug causes much muscle problems though AZT can cause some muscle damage. KH

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