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Hiv Medications Stomach Bloating

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Ask the Experts

Bloating stomach

After using ARV's for a year, i have experienced fat loss around my butts and hips but my stomach is becoming bigger or bloating. What should i do to regain my figure or is it gonna be like this for the rest of my life?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...HIV medications have different side effect profiles. Protease inhibitors tend to more likely to produce abdominal bloating and fat accumulation. Read more »

Stomache Fat/Bloating

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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... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...conditions can all cause problems in the gut. HIV The gut is the site of hidden reservoirs (pockets) of HIV, even if you take HIV drugs. HIV causes damage to the lining of the intestines as it infects the many immune cells present there.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...cells are smaller than normal. This is usually caused by an iron deficiency or chronic disease. A high MCV can be caused by HIV medications. This is not dangerous. However, a high MCV can indicate megaloblastic anemia, where red blood cells are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Side Effects

...731 ) can reduce nausea. Be careful with over-the-counter or prescription nausea drugs. They can interact with ARVs. Gas and bloating can be reduced by avoiding foods likebeans, some raw vegetables, and vegetable skins. Diarrhea ( Fact Sheet... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Silymarin (Milk Thistle)

...thistle. Even very high doses do not seem to have any negative effects. However, some people get an upset stomach, diarrhea, bloating, or more gas when they start using silymarin. If this happens, cut back on your dosage and then increase it... Read more »
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long time without hiv medication but ignored in sw

Posted by thriller, 2 Replies
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2 years later

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
After a 2 yr. neg. elisa my symptoms still have me worried. Besides all the other symptoms that I convinced myself were from stress, this last symptom has me worried. My breast have gotten huge along with my stomach. Sometimes I think and know I... Read more »