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...diabetes Type 2 diabetes can often be prevented or delayed by making changes to your diet
and increasing exercise Symptoms of Diabetes Symptoms of diabetes include: Extreme thirst Need to urinate frequently Unexplained weight loss
Hunger Blurry vision Irritability Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet Difficulty healing Extreme fatigue Symptoms typically occur when glucose levels have gotten very high. If you are...
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I have just had a 5 week test result come back positive.I couldnt get answer from my doc, so wanted to ask you.How long can people with HIV live on HAART? - I know there isnt one figure- just wondering if there are ball park figures?Any info would...
...It was positive... I don't know what to do now and I don't even know if I have long left cause of how bad I had the ARS and weight loss
...I want to live... I want to live a long happy life... I live in Texas, am I screwed? I'm a student in a grad... Read more »
I was infected with HIV on may 2005 (age 28). The cd4 count after acute infection was 460. Last year CD4 count was 650 and now dropped to 278, viral load increased from 14 000 to 100 000. I felt perfectly well. I havent had even a cold during that...
...There is a wide range of progression from initial HIV
infection to AIDS
(either clinical or CD4 count > 350) even after 10 years. The average without treatment was about 10 years Read more »
hello!!! You guys are wonderful, and it is so encouraging to have a website with professionals and specialists to ask questions!! I am newly diagnosed but in the chronic stage (within 6months to 1st year from acute infection) Is there any...
...breakdown (catabolism). While effective antiretroviral therapy has dramatically reduced the incidence of severe wasting, moderate weight loss
is still a prominent feature of HIV
disease. For example, as reported in the September 1, 2005 Journal... Read more »
Hi doc,I have a friend who recently told me of his positive status. I had noticed him losing alot of weight and wanted to know, when does weight loss become dangerous? A percentage of body weight? Is BMI relevant for HIV positive people? He does eat...
...some medications and infections cause diarrhea. If you have diarrhea, your body actually uses less of what you eat. When you lose weight
, you might be losing fat, or you might be losing lean body weight like muscle. If you lose too much lean... Read more »
...ormore If your health care provider has prescribed lipid-lowering drugs, make sureto take them consistently Try to lose weight
if you are overweight If you smoke, try to quit or at least cut down Taking Care of Yourself If... Read more »
...Switching is not the best choice for everyone and you should speak toyour health care provider before stopping any HIV
and Exercise Some people are able to control their glucose levels and decrease theirlipid levels by keeping their... Read more »
...study, nutrition andlifestyle changes resulted in decreased belly fat in HIV
+ people. More researchis needed on low-carbohydrate diet
s, which have been shown to improve bloodsugar problems and visceral fat in HIV
-negative people. Cardiovascular... Read more »
...of breath Rapid breathing Enlarged or tender liver Cold or blue hands and feet Abnormal heart beat Weight loss
It's important to get in touch with your health care provider right away ifyou experience symptoms. Early... Read more »
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...feel my heartbeat from within. I sit on my bed and think, Why me? Why must I go through this? Why must I take medication for HIV
that makes me go through this?. Some nights I fall right back asleep. Others, there is no sleep. I take Atripla, the... Read more »
...something new. This whole thing took about 15 minutes tops. Again, I felt like I was punched in the chest, but this time by a very fast
-talking Indian man who refers to me as "my friend" at the end of each sentence, as if it helps. It's... Read more »
...started an exercise program called toning in late May. It has helped me lose inches from my body. My question, though, is about weight loss
. I have lost 35 lbs since late April, without trying at all. I eat whatever I want whenever I want,... Read more »
Infections ARE RISING! Many people still have the belief that HIV
only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world Read more »