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Buffalo Hump Exercises

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Buffalo Hump Exercise

This is a question to Dr. Vergel, I've developed a buffalo hump, which according to my Dr. isn"t large; but then again it's not on his back. Are there any exercises or weight programs that can at least lessen the look of the hump,...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Unfortunately, there are none that I know of. Ultrasound liposuction is effective is some people. Switching to a non protease combo may help (not proven). Some people have also seen good results (anecdotally) with the use of testosterone gel applied... Read more »

Buffalo Hump can it be made smaller by any means?

Are there any exercises,therapies,massages that can lessen the size of a buffalo hump?... Read more »
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AIDS Project Los Angeles

Surgery Savvy For PWAs

The "buffalo hump" on the back of your neck is now too large to ignore. It's time to get something done. And you sure aren't about to discontinue the ritonavir cocktail that raised your T-cells, suppressed your viral load, and brought you, well,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Over the Hump

For almost 20 years, Sandy Lambert's family doctor told him, "If you feel well, don't get an HIV test." He doesn't have that doctor anymore. It wasn't until 1996 when Lambert underwent surgery for an out-of-control staph infection in his thigh... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

An AIDS Body: Living With Lipodystrophy

Like many of us these days, Juan's (not his real name) denial was overcome by reality when his pants wouldn't button any more. However, Juan's problem wasn't too much food and too little exercise, but lipodystrophy, a common side effect of HIV... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Lipodistrofia

¿Qué es la lipodistrofia? La lipodistrofia, llamada también redistribución de la grasa, es una alteración en la forma en que el cuerpo produce, usa y almacena la grasa. Hay dos clases diferentes de lipodistrofia. En la desaparición... Read more »
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buffalo hump

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
has anyone experienced a "buffalo hump"? my doctor says that not enough information is known about the cause or treatment of it. i have consulted with a plastic surgeon who has recommended a procedure to remove the hump. has anyone had any... Read more »

Buffalo Hump Just Starting

Posted by mike55, 6 Replies
Hi,

I have been successly treated with Trizivir for four years (since becoming HIV+). All was well until a few weeks ago I noticed the dreaded hump starting to appear behind my neck.

I would like to hear experiences from anyone going through this... Read more »

crixibelly and buffalo back

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hey Guys:
I am looking for ANY information on the layer of FAT you get on your belly from protease
inhibitors. The news just gets worse because you get a layer of fat on the back of your
neck, too. JUST... Read more »

exercise and PI lipodystrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i have been on zerit, epivir and crix for more than one year.
i have lipodystrophy (no more buttocks, fat loss in face and a paunch). I have always been an avid exerciser -- my doc has told me to STOP exercising, that it worsens the situation.
i... Read more »