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Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Understanding Lactic Acidosis What Causes Lactic Acidosis? Symptoms of Lactic Acidosis Treatment Risk Factors Taking Care of Yourself Understanding Lactic Acidosis Mitochondria are small organs inside your cells. They help convert energy inthe food you eat into energy your body uses to function. Like solar cells thatconvert sunlight into electricity, mitochondria are power plants inside your cells that...
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lactic acidosis

how do you treat lactic acidosis?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Lactic acidosis can be caused by a variety of medical conditions including infections, cancers, medications, just to name a few. If it is related to HIV medications and a person has symptoms, usually this will go away when you stop the meds.... Read more »

Lactic acidosis and Glucophage

I read your response concerning lactic acidosis but I still have questions. My mother is a type II diabetic and we recently read in the paper about glucophage(?) and how it could cause lactic acidosis. Her doctor has also mentioned that she may have...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Lactic acidosis is a rare complication of the use of glucophage-- based on what you've described, it would be difficult for me to confirm or negate a diagnosis, but the test for lactic acidosis is a simple blood test.If your mother's... Read more »

Lactic Acidosis

What is Lactic Acidosis? How is it monitored? What causes it? Is it something I should ask my doctor to test for? Or is it measured in routine blood tests, like a CBC panel? My doc has never mentioned it. I am on a STI going on eight months because...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Lactic acidosis is the disease caused by a abnormally high lactic acid level in the blood. It is important to distinguish between small elevations in lactic acid levels (called hyperlactatemia; may be caused by HIV itself, and probably not... Read more »

Lactic acidosis - hypothetically

I have been followed by an HIV specialist for more than 20 years, the last 12 of which have been HIV+ and treated (Undetectable viral load) with an AZT-containing regimen" I have had complaints of muscle weakness and pain, debilitating fatigue,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Lactic acidosis is relatively easy to diagnose with properly collected blood tests. Your symptoms could be but seem unlikely to be due to AZT related lactic acidosis. AZT can cause a myopathy as well as fat loss (leading to prominent veins) so a... Read more »
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Has anyone else out there had lactic acidosis? Would like to hear, share experiences.

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