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Extra Stomach Fat From Hiv

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

Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Loss of Appetite Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Yourself Gut Basics The gut includes the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, andanus. It is also called the gastrointestinal or GI tract. The gut plays an important role in keeping you healthy. It is where food isdigested and nutrients absorbed...
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Extra belly fat

i am a 44 year old male. I have been on HIV meds since '95. Everything has gone very well for me except for not being able to lose the fat in my belly. I am constantly feeling bloated, gassy and always have discomfort after eating or even...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I am pleased to see that you are on a simple, once daily regiment that consists of only 5 pills once a day. Your doctor is right in that the regimen you are on is not associated with body shape changes to any extent, except for the ritonavir... Read more »

balancing lipo hard fat in stomach and facial wasting

Nelson -I know you've answered the stomach fat question more than a few times on this board, but I thought perhaps my dilemna was worth mentioning, since others may have the same problem. I'm a 44 year-old gay man who's been HIV+ for...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Philip:It seems that you have a pretty good amount of visceral fat (not subcutaneous). I am not sure if you are taking medications that increase insulin resistance (protease inhibitors are known for that). You may want to ask your doctor to perform... Read more »

Stomache Fat/Bloating

My boyfriend who is +ve has been on a variety of meds for about 25 years now and he a particularly a large stomach - he wants to lose weight and although this has made a slight difference - if it is meds related can this be reduced with diet - he...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
First of all find out the following:1- His LDL and HDL levels and triglycerides2- His liver functions and hep a,b,c tests3- His HIV medications and other medications4- His list of foods that he eats in a normal day5- Any exercise?6- Any alcohol... Read more »

Stomach Fat

This is my situation. I went to the doctor today and got the results of my blood work and my CD4 count is 1326, (down from 1451 this time last year) and I have been poz for a little of two years! I am not on any meds but I am noticing changes in...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Several studies have indeed shown that aging is linked with increasing abdominal fat even in HIV+ persons. There is no guarantee that starting HIV meds would stop/reverse that. I would see a good nutritionist and start a good diet/exerecise... Read more »
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stomach problems...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am experiencing sever nausea within an hour after eating (even if its just yogurt or a banana) amd it lasts for several hours. it has become debilitating and after trying meds and herbs i dont know what to do so about three weeks ago i quit all... Read more »

Loosing Body Fat

Posted by TwinsDad, 3 Replies
Hello Group,

I was infected 5 months ago and I have been noticing that I am loosing a lot of body fat. My hands and legs have been loosing a lot of fat. I didn't get any stomach symptoms, just headeaches and night sweats, mild fever during sero... Read more »

Fat loss in the cheeks but no HIV disease

Posted by Serge2008, 2 Replies
Hi! I'm a 41yo French heterosexual man and I live in Pennsylvania. Three years ago, I started to notice a sudden fat loss in my cheeks in a short period of time. I was worried about something serious and I had various blood test for cancer and HIV... Read more »

Stomach noises

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am having an extremely increase in stomach noises. Could this be a symptom? Read more »