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How Can Testosterone Deficiency Affect A Man's Body

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The Well Project

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

...gain may also be linked to the use of HIV drugs including proteaseinhibitors. There are several treatments being explored for HIV-related fatgain. Human Growth Hormone Human growth hormone (hGH) is naturally produced in the human body. Twodrugs have been developed based on hGH that have shown the ability to reducevisceral belly fat: Serostim: This drug is a man-made version of hgH Tesamorelin: This drug is a man-made growth...
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testosterone and pregnancy

My boyfriend and I are expecting a baby. He just told me that he's been injecting testosterone. Will this affect the baby?
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
...For this response, I will assume that he is hypogonadal and is replacing his testosterone.Because the testosterone is injection and not something that can be incorporated into your body from his, it is unlikely that Read more »

testosteron inbalance

HOW DOES HAVING LOW TESTOSTERONE OVER A PERIOD OF TIME AFFECT ONE'S MENTAL AND PHYSICAL SELF?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Low testosterone can cause depression, loss of lean body mass, low sex drive, loss of bone mass, increases in fat, and seceral other problems Read more »

Testosterone Shots Cause Wasting?

Dr.Graeme Moyle,you helped me so much with your answers to my questions about my Lipodystrophy which you posted on January 15th,2004.You gave me hope.You told me about Metformin and also about proper diet. Your response was very uplifting to...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...messing up your hormones, making lipids worse and consuming fat to build muscle. You will need to work with your doctor to get you testosterone levels right, measuring 'trough' (pre-next dose) levels on a few occasions and adjusting the dose... Read more »

Energy level up... is it the Testosterone?

Hello J.B.I tested positive and have only been on meds for slightly over 4 months. My initial VL was 110,000 and T's were 83 / 6%Currently my VL is 69 and T's up to 330 / 12%My doctor ran a complete fatigue panel and everything came back in the...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...HelloAs HIV disease progresses, many men develop hypogonadism (decreased production of testosterone). Prior to treatment your CD4 count was low, which is indicative of HIV disease progression. Although your Doctor found your Read more »
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AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women

...regulates your ovaries, causes monthly changes in your uterus, cervix, vagina, and breasts, and is important for vaginal and emotional health. Estrogen also plays a role in insulin release, along with other metabolic and cardiovascular functions.... Read more »
The Body

Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, June 8, 2010

...do I find help -- or am I just out of luck having a middle-class income? "I am not mad at anybody, I just really am hurting emotionally and physically right now and just want to belong somewhere and get the help that I need." --¬†Atheena ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...cost over $40,000 per year. Some nutritional experts believe it can be effective at doses lower than the FDA-approved dose. Testosterone and anabolic (muscle building) agents like oxandrolone or nandrolone might also help treat wasting. They... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...weight: Being too thin Tobacco use: Smoking cigarettes Alcohol and coffee intake: Drinking a lot of alcohol and/or caffeine Testosterone levels: Low testosterone levels in men Use of certain medicines: Long-term use of medicines including... Read more »
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How to increase CD4 Count?

Posted by Just_Joe, 2 Replies
I have had HIV since November 2008 and 3-4 months later am undetectable with CD4 Count in the 200's but my last CD4 count in January 2010 is in the 300's. My doc said my ratio looks good as far as my CD4 count goes and just keep taking my meds, will... Read more »

low testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...woman of unkwon status.The day after when I woke up i imeddiatly begin to panic about hiv.It seemed like a few hours later my testosterone level had dropped and has stayed that way since.Could this be due to guilt/sterss/anxiety?or could it be... Read more »

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...the past 13 years, which is to dedicate ourselves to the HIV community and work tirelessly to ensure that people infected or affected by HIV, as well as their health care providers, get state-of-the-art, unbiased information on every aspect of... Read more »

New Owners at The Body

Posted by TheBody
...the past 13 years, which is to dedicate ourselves to the HIV community and work tirelessly to ensure that people infected or affected by HIV, as well as their health care providers, get state-of-the-art, unbiased information on every aspect of... Read more »