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How Do I Treat Mitochondrial Toxicity

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Mitochondrial Toxicity

... What Are Mitochondria? What Is Mitochondrial Toxicity? What Are the Signs of MT? How Do ARVs Cause MT? What's Next? What Are Mitochondria? Mitochondria (my-toe- con' -dree-a) are small "organs" in our cells. They are the cell's power plant. They use oxygen, fat and sugar
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How is Mitochondrial Toxicity Ruled Out?

Dear Dr. Bob,I have been HIV+ for 17 years, and on Viracept, D4T, 3TC for the past three years. My viral load undetectable, CD4's averaging 900, but I have had severe fatigue for around 9 months. I am often so exhausted that I am afraid of falling....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Whipped in S.F.,Well, Ill stand by my previous statement, "we have much to learn about how to diagnose and treat mitochondrial toxicity." Is there a way to "conclusively rule it out?" Well, there are ways, but these types of tests are not... Read more »


Hello! I would like to know what benefits would be gained by an HIV positive person by taking Carnitor? What would be the ideal daily dosage and schedule. My primary HIV specialist dismisses anything alternative. Even though, Carnitor has a...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

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

The Cutting Edge
...Carnitine, specifically acetyl-L-carnitine, has been used primarily to prevent and treat mitochondrial toxicity. Mitochondrial toxicity is one of the class warnings for side effects for nucleoside analog RTIs. Some small research studies Read more »

Nucleomaxx & lipoatrophy

Hello Doctor, Is there any evidence that Mitocnol(Nucleomaxx)is helpful in reversing lipoatrohy? Are there currently any studies looking into this or planned for uridine? I am interested in trying the supplement, but it is quite pricey when you...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...the University of Freiburg, Germany presented very preliminary data on the possible efficacy of uridine to prevent and treat mitochondrial toxicity. Uridine is a compound occasionally utilized in patients with congenital mitochondrial diseases.... Read more »

can this be treat?

how does this be cured? using Godex cartinine as a vitamin suplement can help to treat this said virus?or this vitamin is only serve to help my liver protected.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...evidence that it treats liver disease. It is sometimes used to help patients who have medication induced liver damage - called mitochondrial toxicity.Dr. M Read more »
The Body

The Dangers of Mitochondrial Toxicity: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

...the nucleoside analog class of antiretrovirals, which includes Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT) and Zerit (stavudine, d4T), cause mitochondrial toxicity that is associated with subcutaneous fat loss (lipoatrophy), muscle weakness (myopathy), and... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Mitochondrial Damage

...are associated with many degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, strokes, and multiple sclerosis. The term "mitochondrial toxicity," therefore, is a misnomer and actually refers to the process of mitochondrial damage. The DNA for... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

À la Carte -- 5. Managing the Effects of HIV and Meds on the Body

...on blood glucose levels " in the Spring/Summer 2005 issue of CATIE's The Positive Side, available at . Mitochondrial Toxicity Mitochondria are often called the "power plants" of human cells. All cells contain these... Read more »

Lactic Acidosis

...measure the blood levels of liver enzymes (proteins made and used by the liver) to determine if your liver is working properly. Mitochondrial toxicity: also referred to as mitochondrial dysfunction. Damage to the mitochondria that can cause... Read more »
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Treated as worthless

Posted by Lomitadaren
...(PWA) People living with Aids are, and how even when there is Gross Medical Malpractice by a supporting medical provider, we are treated as unimportant, irrelevant, and bothersome. Millions of dollars a year are spent to educate us to be... Read more »