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How Can I Treat Lipodystrophy

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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

... Table of Contents Introduction Treatments for Fat Gain Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature.
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Lipodystrophy (LIPODYSTROPHY)

I'm trying to find CURRENT information about lipo treatment options, but everything I find, including on this site, is over 2 years old. Can you point me to anything newer. I've been advanced/full-blown (technically) for 15 years, and for the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...source for current information about lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy and lipohypertrophy) should be your HIV specialist physician. Treatment options depend on your specific case. There is current information on treatment options on this site and... Read more »

Lipodystrophy

Hi, is there any new developments in treating lipodystrophie. My doctor and I are closely monitoring the transformation of my body (fat in the belly, in the back of the neck and under the cheek). I have been taking growth hormones for three...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...growth hormone or androgens. Surgery, including liposuction, has been attempted. Newer drugs, such as the glitazones used to treat diabetes, are being evaluated for the treatment of lipodystrophy. Hopefully the results of scientifically... Read more »

HGH

I hear a lot of references to HGH. I know of its huge expense and that it has been approved to treat wasting but has it been approved to treat Lipodystrophy? Will some insurance companies pay for it?
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...because of the enormous expense. There can be an issue with it as well, because it can cause insulin resistance which can add to lipodystrophy. It clearly needs to be studied. DTD Read more »

Lipodystrophy

I listened to the radio program last night "Living well with Hepatitis and Hiv" from NATAP out of N.Y. Dr. Don Kotler from St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital in NYC was the guest. He is an expert on Lipodystrophy. He sited a study done last year that...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Lipodystrophy remains unexplained so treatment is still problematic. For some patients, exercise and attention to diet may help. For other it may aggravate things. Talk Read more »
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The Body

Medicare Expands Coverage for Treating Facial Lipodystrophy Syndrome in People Living With HIV

...who experience symptoms of depression due to the stigmatizing appearance of severely hollowed cheeks resulting from the drug treatment for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The decision, that was announced on March 23, 2010 was effective... Read more »
Project Inform

Medicare Expands Coverage for Treating Facial Lipodystrophy Syndrome in People Living With HIV

...who experience symptoms of depression due to the stigmatizing appearance of severely hollowed cheeks resulting from the drug treatment for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Today's decision is effective immediately. Facial lipodystrophy... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...What Is Lipodystrophy? Body Shape Changes Metabolic Complications What Causes Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Yourself What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Lipodystrophy

...may measure around your arms, thighs, waist, hips, and neck before you start medication and then periodically throughout your treatment. Abdominal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or CT scans can assess abdominal fat; however, there are... Read more »
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Lipodystrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I have been diagnosed with lipodystrophy, I have lost a lot of mass on my legs and arms and my stomach is very large in comparison. This seemed to happen overnight. Read more »

Facial wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello - I would like info on doctors/clinics in the LA/Orange Cty area who have treated people with lipodystrophy, specifically with Fascian or collagen treatments. Thank you Read more »

Kaletra body changes..

Posted by Lovinlife, 1 Reply
...Kaletra? My doctor didn't mention anything about it but after looking on line, I see a lot of people saying that Kaletra causes lipodystrophy. Anybody have experience with Kaletra? Read more »

Lipodystrophy and relationships

Posted by capri75
...Anyone out there who has experienced a feeling of neglect in a relationship because they have lipodystrophy even thought they have healthy blood counts and full of energy. Anyone who knows a dating sites for people with lipodystrophy? Read more »