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Body Composition Tests

What Are Body Composition Tests? Anthropometry Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) Body Mass Index (BMI) Computerized Tomography (CT or CAT Scan) Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scanning Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Underwater Weighing The Bottom Line What Are Body Composition Tests? The tests and measurements described in this fact sheet provide detailed measurements of fat and lean body mass. Repeated...
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body composition and skin problems

Since continous stress over the last 3 years, gradually my whole body composition changed, lost facial fat, lost lean body maas, and gained fat instead, especially belly fat.Suddenly all of my skin elasticity is gone leaving me with sagging muscles...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
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body composition?

dear doctorwhat do you mean by body composition? and what is the average weight to have if my original weight was 60kg( I mean before getting infected)? but now ...after I was infected -- now it is one year -- I feel that I've gained weight?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Body composition is the breakdown of what you are made of: water, lean body mass and fat. It can be measured scientifically. You should weigh yourself weekly at the same time of day wearing the same clothes or not. Usually your MD will weigh you on... Read more »

Atripla composition

Hi, I am taking Atripla in Spain with 600 mg Efsvirenz, 200 mg emtricitabina and 245mg tenofovir disoproxil. But looking at this web the mg of 2 components of Atripla are diferent. Why? Which is better?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Both are real Atripla. The difference is in how regulatory agencies tally up the medications. Here in the US, Atripla is considered to have 300 mg of tenofovir disoproxil, whereas in Europe, it's 245 mg. BY... Read more »

Milk does the body good?

We all want that magic pill that will replace our body composition to what it used to beIncluding myself, my butt looks like someone punch a hole and let all the air out.Aside from all the tests that are been conducted today to counteract the...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
No one has looked at milk specifically though full fat milk is high in calories and other nutrients so is a good 'snack' if you are trying to regain weight.See for a full discussion on... Read more »
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Composition-A info?

Posted by princealbert
I'm about to begin a regimen including COMPOSITION-A, and would like to hear from anyone with info on it, or experience taking it. Thanks a lot.

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Composition-A info?

Posted by princealbert
I'm about to start on a regimen of herbs including Composition-A. Anyone have information on or experience taking it? Thanks a lot.

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Help ... HIV or PEP Rash?

Posted by GDog, 2 Replies
About 4 weeks ago I stopped a PEP regimen consisting of Nelfinavir, 3TC and 4DT after 11 days.

I stopped due to a bad rash that developed all over my body (it was hot, red and kinda scaly on my legs, arms, neck, back and some on my chest).

I started... Read more »

HIV and the brain - update

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
My neurologist at UCLA, Dr. Elyse Singer, has been warning since the mid 1990's that HIV's effect on the brain and nervous systems was a ticking timebomb. The meds never completely eradicate the virus from the body and never effectively cross the... Read more »