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Drug For Treatment Of Muscle Wasting

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Treatment for muscle wasting

Dear Doctor,Recently my legs have started shrinking, and my hips and buttocks as well. However, the upper body (stomach chest and arms)including the neck have grown bigger. Is there a solution? I have been HIV positive for 10 years now and iam 38...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You need to have a careful assessment (including nutrition assessment) to determine whether you are losing lean body mass, muscle mass, or fat re-distribution in order for your HIV specialist to understand what factors are contributing to your... Read more »

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I'm on my HAART regimen, and for the most part I stick to it. My VL is undetectable, my CD4 is... Read more »

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