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Lipodystrophy Insulin Resistance

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metformin for lipodystrophy

I recently heard that there may be a possible new treatment for lipodystrophy. Do you know anything about using something called "Metformin"?
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...cellular sensitivity to insulin. This has nothing directly to do with lipodystrophy, but a related component to lipodystrophy is insulin resistance (IR). IR is exactly what metformin is useful for. So in my patients with HIV-associated... Read more »

lipo & insulin resistance

Is lipodystrophy caused by insulin resistance? The cells not receptive to the insulin and not... Read more »

METFOMIN FOR LIPODYSTROPHY

I WAS TOLD THAT LIPODYSTROPHY CAN BE REDUCED BY TAKING METFOMIN 500 MG BID OR TIDCOULD YOU ADVISE... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Insulin Resistance in HIV Lipodystrophy Syndrome

...Researchers recently completed a study identifying the incidence of insulin resistance in HIV-patients who exhibit signs of lipodystrophy. The authors noted two significant metabolic changes occurring in those patients, Read more »
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The 3rd International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Lipodystrophy in HIV

...Without Fat Redistribution Acute Inhibition of Lipolysis Improves Insulin Sensitivity in Patients with HIV Lipodystrophy and Insulin Resistance Hyperlactatemia and Lactic Acidosis During Antiretroviral Therapy: Relevance, Reproducibility,... Read more »
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The Role of Nucleoside Analogs in the Development of Insulin Resistance

...Given that HIV-infected patients can now survive for decades on antiretroviral therapy, comorbidities such as lipodystrophy and insulin resistance have moved to the forefront of HIV management. Yet, much remains to be discovered about these... Read more »
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The 4th International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Lipodystrophy in HIV

...September 23, 2002 The Mechanisms of Lipodystrophy Coverage by Pablo Tebas, M.D. Keynote Lecture: Leptin, Lipodystrophy and Insulin Resistance Plenary Lecture: Treatment of Non-HIV Lipodystrophy With Thiazolidinediones and Leptin ... Read more »
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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 from protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have known about my HIV+ status now for 6 years, and God has blessed me with continued good health. I have accessed all the major medications, plus vitamins to help fight the disease. Once I started taking the new protease inhibitors, I started... Read more »

LIPODYSTROPHIE

Posted by easteurope, 1 Reply
LIPO - is this our future ? http://www.lipodistrofia.info/player.php Read more »

Lyposuction and Lipodystrophy

Posted by HHHEY
...Does anyone have any information as to the pro's and con's of having lyposuction when you are dealing with onset Lipodystrophy. Side effects, long term concerns, etc? Read more »