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My friend needs help
      #1321 - 04/02/00 06:48 PM

Hello,
I am writing on behalf of my friend.He has had the HIV virus for a couple of years and has lost alot of weight. He is wondiring why he has lost weight in his face.He was wondering what that could be due to. He asked me to post a bulletin on the web for him and see what answers he gets in response.



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Carl
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Weight loss can mean many things new
      #1322 - 04/02/00 06:49 PM

Weight loss can be caused by many things. Is he currently seeing a doctor? Many people loose fat due to the various medications. I recently went from 250lbs, to 195lbs, because my liver became toxic, and my body was unable to process food correctly. Therefore my system began to use the stored fat that was on hand. The majority of the structure of the face is fat, that explains the "gaunt" look that some people aquire while receiving treatment for HIV and AIDS.

I hope this helps...If I can be of any more assistance please email me directly.


Carl



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Grant
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Re: My friend needs help new
      #1323 - 04/02/00 06:50 PM

If you lose weight you lose everywhere including your face. This site has a whole section about weight loss--where doctors answer these kind of questions--http://www.thebody.com/cgi/wastingans.html
You can also take a look under http://www.thebody.com/dietnut/wasting.html

There's a lot of new help for losting weight. Is your friend seeing an HIV specialist with a lot of experience?? He should see the best doctor he can, even if he has to travel.
Grant






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