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L Carnitine For Lipoatrophy

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Can Carnitine Reduce Diabetes Risk and Improve Body Shape?

Inside each cell are tiny power plants called mitochondria. Inside mitochondria, fats are burned to release energy to power a cell. When mitochondria are damaged, cells do not get sufficient energy and can become dysfunctional and, in some ... Read more »
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Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Lipoatrophy (Fat Loss) With Dr. Calvin Cohen

Following is the transcript of The Body's live chat on lipoatrophy (fat loss), which took place on April 26, 2006, at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. The chat was sponsored by Gilead Sciences, moderated by The Body's editorial staff and hosted by Dr. Cal Cohen... Read more »
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Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Lipoatrophy (Fat Loss) With Dr. Joel Gallant

Following is the transcript of The Body's live chat on lipoatrophy (fat loss), which took place on Nov. 1, 2005, at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The chat was sponsored by Gilead Sciences, moderated by The Body's editorial staff and hosted by Dr.... Read more »
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general lipoatrophy

Diagnosed HIV 1984, t-cells 300, V/load 500, DDI, 3TC, Atazanavir and I have little or no recognisable body or facial wasting. But I also take supplements of Ascorbic Acid, primrose oil, fish oil and cannot exercise apart from walking becasue of...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
You have not been exposed to AZT or D4T (Zerit), I am assuming. That may be the main reason why you do not have lipoatrophy. Protecting the mitochondria with antioxidants to prevent mitochondria toxicity induced by AZT or Zerit would be a... Read more »

Exercise and Lipoatrophy?

I know we may not have the answer to this question yet, but I thought I'd ask it anyway. I'm developing lipoatrophy on the face and the extremities after being on HAART for a little over a year. My VL is undetectable, CD4 count is normal...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

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

The Cutting Edge
You are right that the answer is not in yet. But there are several things to consider before cutting down on exercise.First, aerobic exercise can help to regulate lipid metabolism and insulin sensitivity. Disease, medications, and gain or loss in... Read more »

switching D4T-lipoatrophy

I have read all the questions and responses related to lipoatrophy and have a question of my own. I am currently taking epivir/zerit/sustiva and have been for 2 years...been doing great!! Lately, however, I have noticed more visible viens in my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If your only problem relating to lipodystrophy is fat loss from the extremities then good treatment options are limited. Most of the studies now addressing abnormal fat distribution focus on increased fat (use of growth hormone or oral diabetic... Read more »

EXTREME LIPOATROPHY

I have been HIV positive on HAART since Feb.1998. I was on D4T,3Tc and Nevirapine.On this regime,without ever missing a dose, I have been undetectable (< 50 copies VL). Recently in the past 3 months I have switched the D4T to Abacavir in an...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Tough situation! If your lowest CD4 count was >> 250 cells/mm3 then you might be a candidate for safely stopping HIV meds for a while. The problem is that it is unclear whether you can gain fat back by stopping (not much good data on that).... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Individuals living with HIV and AIDS may not only have to deal with the threat of illness but the toll of illness. All that is required to stay healthy and alive can leave an everlasting mark! I'm referring to... Read more »

Lipoatrophy Center

Posted by Bear60, 3 Replies
I was looking for that pop-up and here it is. It's something new at the BODY and includes personal interviews. Mostly has to do with reversing the effects of Lipoatrophy with cosmetic surgery I believe: ... Read more »

Lipoatrophy correction

Posted by ConFe, 1 Reply
I've been told about BioAlcamid to correct lipoatrophy, Does anybody have comments about this product. Also I'd like to know the Doctor's name who is in Tijuana Mexico? a friend of mine told me that This Doctor is the best to correct lipoatrophy.... Read more »

lipoatrophy treatment in Philly?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been searching for someone who will provide the new sculptra treatment for facial lipoatrophy in the Philadelphia area. I have had no luck with my search. Either the doctor is not aware of the procedure or insurance is not accepted. If... Read more »