HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss
Some body shape changes and metabolic problems have been linked with heart disease and strokes in HIV+ people. To lower your risk of heart disease and/or stroke:
It may also be a good idea to get a BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis). A BIA is an easy and painless test that gives information about fat and lean body mass. Having BIAs done over time can be helpful in monitoring body shape changes.
If you are experiencing lipodystrophy it is especially important to take care of yourself. Keep all of your medical appointments, get regular lab tests, and tell your health care provider about any changes in the way you feel or in your body shape. Do not make any changes to your medication regimen without your health care provider's guidance.
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