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Eating Protein And Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...loss of fat under the skin. Wasting is not the same as fat loss caused by lipodystrophy. However, wasting in women can start with a loss of fat. What Causes AIDS Wasting? Several factors contribute to AIDS wasting: Low food intake : Low appetite is common with HIV. Also, some AIDS drugs have to be taken with an empty stomach, or with a meal. It can be difficult for some people with AIDS to eat when they're hungry. Drug side effects...
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Feeling bloated everyday What to eat?

I have an ongoing daily problem with bloatedness where I feel my stomach never empties properly ,and I never approach a meal feeling hungry.I have accumulated visceral fat as a pot belly through lipoatrophy and have been trying to eat well- high...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...they come from protein, will end up stored as fat if your energy expenditure is not high enough to compensate for the extra food intake. As I said, small 300-400 calorie snacks 6 times a day, lots of water, and exercise should be your basic... Read more »

Protein Shakes

Nelson, I am at the end of my rope with my body. I am 5'6" and weigh 180 pounds needless to say I look like a cardboard box with arms and legs. I bought a book yesterday called "Body for Life"that encourages protein shakes and supplements. Is this...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...That is a great book that has helped many. Whey protein shakes shuld not present any problems with your meds. However, be aware that many people (I am one of them) are not only lactose Read more »

Weight Gain

Hello, I need help, I have gained about 75lbs since getting on meds in 2001. I am @ 250lb now, I feel bad, look fat and so on. I have more health problems besides HIV (I have severe back problems, Surgery in 99, Asthma, acid reflux, sleep apnea,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...problem even in the absence of HIV Infection. There is alot of research going on about what causes fat problems beyond simply food intake and exercise( fat hormone pertubations, amount of corn and oother refined carbohydrates, even bacterial... Read more »

PROTEIN/CALS PER DAY

DR FRASCINO I IMPUT MY WEIGHT AND ECT ON YOUR MEASUREMENT SCALES FOR PROTEIN AND CALORIES AND IT STATED 0.7 GMS PROTEIN PER DAY THAT WOULD BE 108 GMS PER DAY FOR MY BODY WEIGHT AND IT STAED TO HELP WITH WEIGHT I NEED TO CONSUME APPROX 2880 CAL PER...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,What I recommend is finding out why you "can hardly eat." Again, a thorough evaluation with a qualified HIV/AIDS specialist is essential. Do you have oral thrush or another opportunistic infection (CMV) preventing you from swallowing Read more »
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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...for pregnant women who may be experiencing morning sickness because of their pregnancy. Ways to cope with nausea include: Eating dry crackers Eating small meals more often Sticking to bland foods that are easier to digest Relaxing before... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...ribs. The liver acts as your body's chemical processing plant. Its functions include: Changing nutrients into chemicals and proteins that your body needs to stay healthy Storing nutrients from the foods you eat Breaking down drugs and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nutrition

...Important? Good nutrition means getting enough macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients contain calories (energy): proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. They help you maintain your body weight. Micronutrients include vitamins and minerals.... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Drugs Are Metabolized The body metabolizes (breaks down) the drugs you take. This process involvesthe liver and kidneys: Proteins in the liver called enzymes break down the drug The kidneys remove the drug from the bloodstream ... Read more »
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is there anything i can do to gain weight with hiv

Posted by tracey, 2 Replies
...has anyone ever heard of juven, does it help people like us with hiv gain weight thanks Read more »

hiv & working out/bodybuilding

Posted by windycitypozdude, 2 Replies
...there isn't any supplementation that can hurt me, taken correctly. ~~~ with that said, i'm doing: ? a daily multi-vitamin ? protein shake each morning and evening, usually combined with orange juice or milk, some sort of fruit, and a teaspoon of... Read more »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...surface," Geijtenbeek said. "Langerin captures HIV-1 very efficiently, and this Langerin-bound HIV-1 is taken up (a bit like eating) by the Langerhans cells and destroyed." In essence, Geijtenbeek said, "Langerhans cells act more like a virus... Read more »

Wasting---help me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I'm sorry to come on board, but I need help. My husband is wasting away. He's newly on meds, but not gaining. It seems as though his buttcheeks are completely gone. I don't know what to do. I'm afraid. He's down to 120 and losing despite putting... Read more »