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Lipoatrophy Vs Lipodystrophy

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Lipodystrophy [vs. lipoatrophy definition]

What is the diference between Lipodystrophy and Lipoatrophy?For years I only heard and read about Lipodystrophy, and now it seems all reference is to Lipoatrophy.
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

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

The Cutting Edge
..."Lipodystrophy" seems to be a catch-all term that currently is used to refer to fat deposits, fat loss, elevated blood lipids, insulin resistance, Read more »

lipodystrophy vs. lipoatrophy

Your advice in these forums is inspiring and extremely helpful. Thank you so much for taking the... Read more »

Does ANY lipodystrophy or lipoatrophy develop from PEP course?

I am currently on a 28 day course of combivir and kaletra. Has there been ANY reported cases at all... Read more »
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Can Glitazones Reverse Lipoatrophy?

...study found that an anti-diabetes drug, called rosiglitazone (Avandia), is able to reverse the loss of fat under the skin ( lipoatrophy ) that some people with HIV experience. While these results are encouraging, they are just the latest in a... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...layer of fat justunder the skin. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances in the blood, such ascholesterol and triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...definition of lipodystrophy in HIV, it isgenerally broken down into two categories: Body shape changes -- Includes fat loss (lipoatrophy) and fat gain(lipohypertrophy) or redistribution in particular areas of the body Metabolic... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...layer of fat justunder the skin. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances in the blood, such ascholesterol and triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in... Read more »
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Lipoatrophy but good labs--I really need some help

Posted by StandinOnFaith, 4 Replies
...torso and belly bigger. Of course, at the time I was still in denial about my HIV symptoms, so I never saw a doctor. Today, my lipoatrophy symptoms have gotten worse and more frequent. It's not very noticeable to others, except when family... Read more »

Lipodystrophy and relationships

Posted by capri75
...Anyone out there who has experienced a feeling of neglect in a relationship because they have lipodystrophy even thought they have healthy blood counts and full of energy. Anyone who knows a dating sites for people with lipodystrophy? Read more »

Lipodystrophy and hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Currently I am on Ziagen, Kaletra and Viread but prior to this I have been on various other medications. I have lipodystrophy in my stomach (severely bloated). I have a hairy body except on my belly which has now does not have any hair on it. ... Read more »

lipoatrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...feelings, so we cant help when hes down, although I always try to make him bring things out.what bothers him the most is that his lipoatrophy is really severe, and all Ive read that works for that is SCULPTRA(?), WHAT IS TOO EXPENSIVE FOR US TO... Read more »