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Cachexia Or Wasting Syndrome

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Nutrition

...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 weight, your body chemistry changes. This condition is called wasting syndrome or cachexia. Wasting can kill you. If you lose more than 5% of your body weight, it could be a sign of wasting. Talk to your health care provider. Nutrition Guidelines for People With HIV First, eat...
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re: hgh and oxandrolone

HGH has proven to improve wasting but androgens have no benefit?? First of all, the studies that showed increased body mass due to hgh injections included BONE, CONNECTIVE TISSUE, and WATER WEIGHT as criteria for 'lean body mass'. therefore, the...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Here at The Body, we honor the diversity of points of view that exist in the very complicated field of HIV/AIDS, which is why I have chosen to post this essay in an unedited form. What is best for a given individual in the treatment of any... Read more »

Exercise vs wasting syndrome

I have a question about exercise & nutrition versus wasting syndrome. First my last labs/dr visitwas 1/9 of this year. CD4 was 600, vl undetectable. I am a male, 5'8, slight build and all my adultlife weighed 145 until 5 years ago when I was...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Eating healthy/exercising and carrying an appropriate (not excessive) weight makes sense for most patients even in the context of HIV infection. KH Read more »

hydrazine sulfate and cachexia vaccine

Have you heard of Professor M.J. Tisdale and his cachexia vaccine? Have you heard of Hydrazine Sulfate and the anti-wasting properties it has had in cancer patients?check out these links and please tell me what you...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...I have read a lot about hydrazine sulfate in the days when we had very little available for wasting syndrome. Unfortunately, I was never too convinced about its lean body mass enhancing properties. Now we have Oxandrin, Deca Durabolin, Read more »

Wasting, disease...

How much wasting and disease which AIDS patients experience is caused by the medications they take?
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
There are many statistics that are not gathered and this is one of those situations. When you talk about "wasting" as a loss of lean tissues, it is likely that the wasting experienced is less of a direct effect of the medications and more of an... Read more »
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Wasting Syndrome

What Is AIDS Wasting? What Causes AIDS Wasting? How Is Wasting Treated? The Bottom Line What Is AIDS Wasting? AIDS wasting is the involuntary loss of more than 10% of body weight, plus more than 30 days of either diarrhea, or... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

...Pneumonia, recurrent Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy Salmonella septicemia, recurrent Toxoplasmosis of brain Wasting syndrome due to HIV Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

What Is Immune Restoration Syndrome? How Was the Syndrome Identified? Bad News -- Or Good? What Problems Can Occur? How Is the Syndrome Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Immune Restoration Syndrome? Some people who start... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Composition Tests

...Repeated measurements can be helpful in monitoring body shape changes associated with lipodystrophy (see Fact Sheet 553 ) or with wasting syndrome (see Fact Sheet 519 ). Some of these measurements are used to determine if someone is... Read more »
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