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losing muscles in my legs!and arms!
Mar 6, 2000

Dear doctor, I'm HIV+ ..not on any treatment since I've been infected ...but I noticed that I lost most of my muscles in my leg and my arm? what kind of nutrition, what kind of food or supplements do you advise me to take to increase the muscles in my leg and arms! many many thanks to you

Response from Dr. Dieterich

Dear Muscles,

If you are not on treatment, the best thing you can do is get on treatment. That alone may help your muscles. If you decide not to treat or if you do, have your serum testosterone checked, it may be way low and can be supplemented. See your MD about getting treatment! Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

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