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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 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

I've been diagnosed with lactic acidosis. (28.2mg/dL) This was about 2 months ago. I went off meds, first time in 10 years against MD advice. My t-cells went into the toilet 400 to 180, and my viral load went from undetectable to 135,000. The...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You don't mention much about you current or past HIV therapy which is a key part of how to best approach your situation. It is striking that the lactic acidosis didn't improve. I don't know what the normal range for lactic acid is... Read more »

Lactic Acidosis

What are the most common treatments for Lactic Acidosis? Do you simply stop the HIV meds and wait? or are there any other proactive things that can be done? Thanks....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Lactic acidosis is a still relatively uncommon but very serious condition. The prevailing view is that lactic acidosis represents a form of mitochondrial toxicity possibly due to the class of drugs known as the nucleoside reverse transcriptase... Read more »

lactic acidosis

Again thank you for your response on switching Med- Osteoporosis. It's been six weeks since I switch meds from Isentress n Truvada to Stribild and so far no side affects, but recently this pass week I been waking up with bad circulation in my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.First, your symptoms are not compatible with lactic acidosis- so don't worry about that.Numbness on the hands could be due to a lot of things (including circulatory issues, nerve compression, neuropathy, to name a... Read more »
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lactic acidosis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone else out there had lactic acidosis? Would like to hear, share experiences.

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