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Dealing With Lipodystrophy When You Are Hiv Positive

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The Well Project

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

...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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aids and lipodystrophy

could you tell me the details about how dibetes and hypertension is related to aids and related to lipodystrophy?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...periodically is probably the best thing if you have strong family history of diabetes.High blood pressure has some conflicting data in HIV and we can not really link it to HIV or its medications. Being over weight, sedentary, and having... Read more »

HIV and Lipodystrophy

My daughter has been positive from birth, she is now 17 and actually off meds presently (almost 2 years). She was on zerit for about 5 years.She has a buffalo hump and the abdominal fat along with the thin arms, legs and face.None of her doctors...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...don't seem to impact metabolic/fat function are important for HIV-related health issues and likely general health as well(non-AIDS related). There is no easy treatment that can be routinely recommended for increased fat in the neck and abdominal... Read more »

Lipodystrophy without having HIV

My female friend of 59 yrs has been suffering with an enlarged abdomen for the last 6 years and has now been told after many scans that fatty tissues are surrounding all of her main organs and nothing can be done for her. When she was 18 yrs she...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...I am very sorry to hear of her problem. What you describe has nothing to do with HIV, although it may be related in some remote way to what we see as fat distribution problems associated with HIV and/or its treatment. Read more »

Aids 2002 Conference Findings for Lipodystrophy and Lipoatrophy

Dearest Dr. Dieterich, You are the coolest and most down to earth doctor on this website. I am curious as I bet are others who visit this website religiously hoping to get some positive feedback in terms of lipodystrophy (body shape changes) and...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Grenfeld's presentation on the FRAMS study. He suggested that visceral fat, that is the protease paunch may not be related to HIV meds but that it is really the subcutaneous fat wasting that makes the belly stick out. There was a lot of criticism... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lipodystrophy Syndrome and Self-Assessment of Well-Being and Physical Appearance in HIV-Positive Patients

...highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), the efficacy of treatment of HIV infection has improved dramatically. Since 1997, lipodystrophy syndrome (LDS) has become a growing problem in HIV-positive patients treated with HAART. LDS consists of... Read more »
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 I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...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 »
The Well Project

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

...diet may help control insulin resistance. See a registered dietitian to help you make good choices and plan yourmeals. Many AIDS service organizations have registered dietitians on staff whowill see you free of charge. The health benefits of... Read more »
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HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed

Posted by Anonymous
...HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed HIV positive subjects age 18-65 with changes in body fat distribution are needed for a three-year research study investigating Read more »

HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed HIV positive subjects age 18-65 with changes in body fat distribution are needed for a three-year research study investigating Read more »

can you avoid lipodystrophy?

Posted by hopefulone, 4 Replies
...s there a way you can avoid or lesson the impact of lipodystrophy if on atripla? good diet and regular exercise? or regardless of exercise and diet youre going to change? Read more »

Lipodystrophy

Posted by Anonymous
...Lipodystrophy is a visible change in your body shape and changes in your metabolism when taking HIV meds. I have a classic case of it with Read more »