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Lipodystrophy And Wasting

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lipodystrophy and wasting

Recently diagnosed poz (neg last year), noticed that lipodystophy and wasting forum is inactive here...is this because the meds no longer cause this problem?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Many HIV-lipodystrophy related questions are now directed to this forum. I don't make any decision about what forums are available/supported. In my own practice I am seeing less and less lipodytrophy as I have shifted any from using thymidine... Read more »

How Can I Prevent Lipodystrophy, Lipoatrophy, & Wasting

Is there anything I can do now to prevent lipodystrophy, lipoatrophy, or wasting in the future. I... Read more »

definition of wasting and lipodystrophy

can you please define wasting and lipodystrophy?recently hiv + (one year) cd4 450 and vload... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

What Is AIDS Wasting? What Causes AIDS Wasting? How Is Wasting Treated? The Bottom Line What Is AIDS Wasting? AIDS wasting is the involuntary loss of more than 10% of body weight, plus more than 30 days of either diarrhea, or weakness and... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Body Distortion -- Lipodystrophy

Lipodystrophy (lipid = fat; dystrophy = disorder) Lipodystrophy syndrome is the term used to describe a range of symptoms that include changes in body shape and metabolic changes (for the latter, see "Cardiac Concerns" and "Insulin Resistance and... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Lipodystrophy

What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy, also called fat redistribution, is a disturbance in the way your body produces, uses and stores fat. There are two different kinds of lipodystrophy. In fat wasting , also known as lipoatrophy , fat is lost... Read more »
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Reconstructive Treatments for Facial Lipodystrophy Syndrome

Issue: Reconstructive treatments for Facial Lipodystrophy Syndrome generally involve injecting various substances to supplement or fill out certain contours of the face. Lipodystrophy Syndrome (LDS) is characterized by abnormal redistribution of... Read more »
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LIPODYSTROPHY & vanity

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
What is anyone doing about lipo...my little town docs
know nothing and have no suggestion. Cosmetic docs
told me know even if i could pay. my legs and arms
are gone...my face looks like a sharpei...and my
upper stomach is humongus and even effects... Read more »

Lipodystrophy and Lipohypertrophy

Posted by Bear60
http://www.thebody.com/lipo/overview.html

Its not a difference of weight loss and weight gain.
If you dont know the difference between "wasting" syndrone and lipoatrophy read this. If you think weight gain is a symptom of lipohypertrophy, then read... Read more »

Facial wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello - I would like info on doctors/clinics in the LA/Orange Cty area who have treated people with lipodystrophy, specifically with Fascian or collagen treatments. Thank you

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Wasting---help me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I'm sorry to come on board, but I need help. My husband is wasting away. He's newly on meds, but not gaining. It seems as though his buttcheeks are completely gone. I don't know what to do.

I'm afraid. He's down to 120 and losing despite putting... Read more »