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lipodistrophy-androgel
Aug 13, 2001

about 6 months ago started androgel to gain muscle and wt. stopped after 2months due to very soar breast and hardness of tissue under breast. had a momog. and all is ok. did gain weight in mid section not where i wanted! maybe is lipodist. what suggestions and specific exercised might help move these 5 lbs to other areas? thanks very much. DBS

Response from Dr. Fisher

The breast symptoms were gynecomastia and probably related to the testosterone replacement, but the weight gain in your midsection is part of what we call lipodystrophy. I don't think you can use exercise to direct the 5 lbs to other areas. But exercise might help reduce the fat in your midsection. I think aerobic exercise would be beneficial. But you will also want to do muscle-training to help you bulk up. Speak to a trainer for specifics about your own situation. AF


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