Bloating And Hiv

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Bloating stomach

After using ARV's for a year, i have experienced fat loss around my butts and hips but my stomach is becoming bigger or bloating. What should i do to regain my figure or is it gonna be like this for the rest of my life?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...HIV medications have different side effect profiles. Protease inhibitors tend to more likely to produce abdominal bloating and fat accumulation. Fat loss is more likely to be related to nucleoside analogues, particularly medications like AZT... Read more »


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Stomach Bloating..

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Anorexia Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Yourself Gut Basics The gut includes the stomach, small intestine,... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...the belly, can cause a number ofproblems. These include feeling bad about how your body looks and feelingdepressed, as well as bloating, tiredness, and heart problems. Fat gain notonly affects the way people look, it can also be harmful to the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Silymarin (Milk Thistle)

...thistle. Even very high doses do not seem to have any negative effects. However, some people get an upset stomach, diarrhea, bloating, or more gas when they start using silymarin. If this happens, cut back on your dosage and then increase it... Read more »

An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

...called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs act by blocking protease, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Lopinavir/ritonavir in capsule and oral solution form was approved by the FDA on September 15, 2000,... Read more »
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