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Androgel And Lipodystrophy

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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...found in the body. Visceral fat is locateddeep in the belly under the muscle. Subcutaneous fat is the layer of fat justunder the skin. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances in the blood, such ascholesterol and triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy:...
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Equivalent Dosing of AndroGel vs. Injectible Testosterone

Is there any official calculation for determining eqivalent dosing of AndroGel vs. Injectible Testosterone? I had been taking 125 mg. testosterone cypionate IM injection/once a week with good results, but recently tried switching to AndroGel for the...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...Actually I am not sure. But you could go ahead and try androgel and then have blood levels measured. Indeed you might want to have blood levels of free testosterone measured while still getting Read more »

Lipodystrophy and Fatigue

Dr Bob,A quesion about anabolic steroids and testosterone for fatigue.It is fair to say that some body builder take these drugs,for strength, lean body mass and endurance.In my case .I take testosterone injections fortnightly some times earlier...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...true . . . " Thats a really big "if" due to the risk factors mentioned above. Testosterone/anabolic steroids do not improve lipodystrophy. In fact, use of these products can increase fat loss, making things look worse instead of better... Read more »

Androgel didn't raise my testosterone

I'm 50 and have used both Androgel and Andadrol for lipodystrophy and wasting over the last two years, cycling on and off to avoid testicular atrophy. I've also had erectile dysfunction. I recently went off androgens for nine weeks to get a new...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...I have not heard of bad batches. I have however, heard of people not responding to Androgel. Some people do not absorb the testosterone well. I would try injectable testosterone at a dose of 200mg per week and then titrate Read more »

steriods to gain weight

Hi,I first want to thank you for answering my questions in the past. You have been very helpful and I appreciate you. To update you, Im 41 yo, 5' 9'', 143lbs, Im non detectable and CD4s are almost 600. Ive been HIV Positive for 4 years not. I...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...I would avoid them, They have addictive potential, lead to fat loss which may make any lipodystrophy worse (or become obvious), can upset cholesterol and liver function tests and affect your own natural sex steroid production. Read more »
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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Lipodystrophy? Body Shape Changes Metabolic Complications What Causes Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...layer of fat justunder the skin. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances in the blood, such ascholesterol and triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

... What Is Lipodystrophy? Is Lipo Dangerous? What Causes Lipo? Can Lipo Be Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy, Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...layer of fat justunder the skin. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances in the blood, such ascholesterol and triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in... Read more »
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Lipodystrophy and relationships

Posted by capri75
...Anyone out there who has experienced a feeling of neglect in a relationship because they have lipodystrophy even thought they have healthy blood counts and full of energy. Anyone who knows a dating sites for people with lipodystrophy? Read more »

LIPODYSTROPHIE

Posted by easteurope, 1 Reply
LIPO - is this our future ? http://www.lipodistrofia.info/player.php Read more »

Lyposuction and Lipodystrophy

Posted by HHHEY
...Does anyone have any information as to the pro's and con's of having lyposuction when you are dealing with onset Lipodystrophy. Side effects, long term concerns, etc? Read more »

lipodystrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
anyone who will talk about this? Read more »