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How Can Wasting Be Treated

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AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

... What Is AIDS Wasting? What Causes AIDS Wasting? How Is Wasting Treated? The Bottom Line What Is AIDS Wasting? AIDS wasting is the involuntary loss of more than 10% of body weight, plus more than 30 days of either diarrhea, or weakness
Ask the Experts

Facial Wasting clinics in Cancone?

am going to Cancone Mexico onthe 5th thru 7th in Oct 09 is there a clinic there for facial wasting that uses PMMA
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...If any reader is aware of a quality clinic near Cancun that treats facial wasting with PMMA or other products please post. KH Read more »

Treating wasting in patient with history of lymphoma

Dear Dr Dieterich:If someone had lymphoma over 4 years ago (now in remission) and they are now experiencing wasting syndrome, would you prescribe anabolics or growth hormone?Thanks!Nelson Vergelwww.medibolics.com
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I don't see any relation between lymphoma and anabolics. That is not one of their usual complications. If you need them then I think it would be a reasonable risk. Good luck! DTD Read more »

Am I doing enuogh to treat wasting??

Hello. I have been diagnosed with wasting. I am taking Sustiva, Crixivan, & Previon to treat HIV. I am taking Megase, Ultrase, Advera, multi-vitamins, Co Q-10, opium, to treat wasting. I am also taking Serastim & Testosterone injections regularly,...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Wow! Indeed you are trying. I do not use megace as it is not very effective in regaining muscle mass. Though you are already using serostim and testosterone you could try oxandrolone or nandrolone. Oxandrolone can be used at doses from 20-80mg... Read more »

Too Early To Treat Wasting

I have recently been diagnosed HIV+. The best estimate is that I sero-converted approximately two years ago. I am presently not undergoing anti-retroviral therapy. CD4 levels are 1300. VL is 7000. My weight has however diminished to a point where...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
You don't say how old you are, but that may be low level of testosterone. HIV has a particular propensity to kill testicular cells and testosterone replacement may help youl.If you are 40 for example, then that level of testosterone may be too low... Read more »
Articles
The Body

Treating My Facial Wasting

...meantime, my friends, please be well. Mark To contact Mark, click here . Episode Seven: Treating My Facial Wasting var first = new... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Says Drug Used to Treat AIDS Wasting Not Essential for Treatment

...services for people with HIV/AIDS in the United States, last month said that the drug Serostim, which is used to treat AIDS-related wasting, is not essential for treatment and that patients use the drug primarily to improve their appearances... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wall Street Journal Examines Pricing History of Thalidomide, Cancer Drug Used Off-Label to Treat AIDS-Related Wasting

...drug, according to the Journal . The approval gave physicians the opportunity to prescribe the drug off-label for AIDS-related wasting. In clinical trials, Thalomid -- which is manufactured and marketed by the drug company Celgene -- reduced... Read more »
Mark King

A Facial Wasting Update

... Hello my friends, There was a lot of interest in my earlier video blog " Treating My Facial Wasting ," so I wanted to give you an update by taking you along on my third visit to Dr. Gerald Pierone . The earlier blog covered Read more »
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Wasting---help me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I'm sorry to come on board, but I need help. My husband is wasting away. He's newly on meds, but not gaining. It seems as though his buttcheeks are completely gone. I don't know what to do. I'm Read more »

question on wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...does anyone know about wasting? I am still waiting to test, no appetite, and I have lost almost 10% of my bodyweight my pants are loose and people at work are Read more »

living with facial wasting

Posted by chrisFFF, 1 Reply
...Hello, I wanted to write because I have recently started a website to help people living with facial wasting. Lipoatrophy is a pretty emotional issue to deal with, and I wanted to have a place for people to connect about it and find Read more »

facial wasting * any help/support appreciated

Posted by boston781, 3 Replies
I've been HIV+ since '91. I'm currently on fuzeon & other meds. I am so depressed over my sunken cheeks. I'm doing well healthwise being on this regimen. If anyone knows or has any suggestions on where to find help in the Boston area I'd... Read more »