Hiv With Belly Fat Need To Lose Weight

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Tesamorelin and Excess Deep Belly Fat

...from a 52-week study of 816 people showed 18% less deep bellyfat in those on tesamorelin than those on placebo. Although it may help some people trim down some of their deep belly or visceral fat, it should not be viewed as a weight control product. In HIV- people this fat has been shown to increase a person's risk for heart disease. Tesamorelin does not affect subcutaneous fat , or the fat that's found above the stomach muscles but below...
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liposuction treatment of Belly Fat

Is it safe to undergo liposuction for an HIV+ person like me? I have accumulated fat around my belly abdominal area, and have tried increasing my exercise regimen as well as dieting to no avail. Thanks a lot, great website.
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...associated with an undue risk of complications or infection from an operative procedure. It is important to distinguish between bellyfat that is superficial (surface) versus visceral fat that is beneath the abdominal wall admixed with the... Read more »

The conundrum of losing weight

I have been somewhat spared from lipodystrophy though its all about who I compare myself with. Ive got 20 years of bodybuilding in me with very little to show because of that fat belly that seems to extend up to the sternum (the circumference of the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...idea of what role genetics can play in body shape/habitus. Age, sex, race, time with HIV, and many genetics factors as well as diet and exercise habits can contribute to fat distribution issues in a given patient. Unfortunately there are few/no... Read more »

big belly/skinny body

hi my boyfriend has hiv and he has a big belly now. what meds could he take to help him and what would you recommend him take. he is now on norvir 100 mg,invirase 500 mg & combivir 150mg
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...nevirapine or efavirenz but that is highly variable and may not be appropriate depending on past treatment history. Exercise and diet can help modestly and is recommended. Drug treatment for increased intraabdominal fat is still of uncertain... Read more »

ALLI-for wieght loss

HI-I have high tricyclerides, high cholesterol and belly fat. The new weight loss drug ALLI blocks fat absorption-Would this help lower my tricyclerides-cholesterol-and help me to loose my tummy??
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...rather than a side effect of HIV or its treatment. Even if this is the case, you will need to take the drug, eat a balanced diet and exercise to maimize any benefit that could occur. As for lowering your blood triglyceride and cholesterol... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: 2009 Update on Body Shape Changes and HIV/AIDS

...that it? Dr. Donald Kotler: The literature would say yes . People have looked from the very start as to what makes people lose weight, what makes people gain weight. It turns out that it's a lot of things. Things related to the patient -- for... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain, nutrition andlifestyle changes resulted in decreased bellyfat in HIV+ people. More researchis needed on low-carbohydrate diets, which have been shown to improve bloodsugar problems and visceral fat in HIV-negative people. Cardiovascular... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...needed, treated for high blood pressure Have regular lab tests to check you lipid and glucose levels Eat a healthy diet, see a dietician if you need help with this Get regular exercise Keep your weight down Give up... Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...exercise Symptoms of Diabetes Symptoms of diabetes include: Extreme thirst Need to urinate frequently Unexplained weight loss Hunger Blurry vision Irritability Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet Difficulty healing Extreme... Read more »
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can you avoid lipodystrophy?

Posted by hopefulone, 4 Replies
...s there a way you can avoid or lesson the impact of lipodystrophy if on atripla? good diet and regular exercise? or regardless of exercise and diet youre going to change? Read more »

Atripla & Weight Gain

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 4 Replies
...drug. Since I started taking it in August 2007, I've gained 28 lbs of mostly FAT! I exercise three days per week and watch my diet (for the most part) but still can't seem to shrink this fatty build up in my stomach and buttocks. Although a... Read more »

Working Out

Posted by dreamdzign, 7 Replies
...ALWAYS tired. A couple years ago I found out my body was no longer producing testosterone. Another side effect of long-term HIV infection, doesn't happen to everyone, but... there it is. So no big deal, I take injections every two weeks to... Read more »

Help! Drugs or no Drugs? Options?

Posted by hblue23, 4 Replies
...have been unbearable and debilitating. So here I am with a baby, not a lot of sleep for obvious reasons, lots of stress, poor diet and very little exercise. And I am very TIRED and FATIGUED. So I went to the doctor. My viral load came back as... Read more »
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