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Chromium And Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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chromium and atripla

HiI am tacking Atripla 4 years now and i want to ask, is it ok to take chromium pills since i am on Atripla treatment?I want to loose some fat that is why i want to take for same time Chromium pills.What do you think? ...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Chromium is used to increase lean muscle and decrease body fat, although actual shortages of chromium in humans are very rare. The National Academy of Sciences established adequate intakes of this mineral, all of which are available in foods. That... Read more »

Lipodystrophy, Syndrome X, and chromium deficiency

I just saw a report on CBS about recent research (at the University of Vermont, I believe) that treatment with chromium was shown to stabilize blood sugar and reduce body fat in people with Syndrome X. Since similarities have been noted between...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The data is somewhat soft on this. Chromium is found in brewer's yeast and meats/cheeses. Low chromium could result in insulin resistance and lipid elevations. Supplementing with vitamins ads 15-100micrograms with the RDA= 50-200 micrograms.... Read more »


I get confused with the different stages of diabetes. i am going to join a gym n the next month to stop the seditary lifestyle which is one of biggies for type 2 diabetes. I don't know if I am a prediabetic or just heading in that direction. I...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Like most alternative therapies, the evidence for these claims is a little thin. Still, taken in reasonable amounts, neither of these is likely to be harmful and may be somewhat helpful. If you are concerned regarding diabetes, you should discuss... Read more »

T-Chromium and exercice

hi ! I'm writing from Argentina. I'm HIV + since 1989 and I remain healthy (VL undetectable and CD4 over 500) under HAART.I train at the gym 3/4 times a week but I'd like to avoid aerobics. A Sport's Doctor suggest me to take...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
The information on chromium picolinate and fat loss is very conflicting out there. Depending on the study, I have read about great results or no results at all. It is meant to improve insulin sensitivity, but concerns about potential liver toxicity... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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Posted by Anonymous
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am experiencing what i think is the beginnings of hiv neuropathy. in the mornings, i can see the blood fill my lower legs and standing becomes uncomfortable. standing anywhere for long periods of times becomes uncomfortable. my legs are weak. ... Read more »