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Lipodystrophy Of Arms

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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...body shape changes and metaboliccomplications. This is sometimes called lipodystrophy syndrome. Body Shape Changes Changes in the way your body looks are caused by fat loss or build up. Fat loss may happen in the: Arms and legs (fat loss may cause bulging veins in the arms and legs) Buttocks Face (sunken cheeks) Fat build up may happen in the: Stomach Breasts Back of the neck ("buffalo hump")...
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lipodystrophy

i am hiv + and my meds have caused lipodystrophy, my meds have been changed and i was told the lipo would decrease within 3 years, now 4 years have gone by and i have now received treatment of nufill for my face and temples and have noticed a little...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
No easy answers. Still awaiting long term results from studies with some diabetes meds and Nucleomaxx but for now cannot with any confidence make a firm recommendation for a treatment that will normalize fat distribution problems such as fat loss. KH Read more »

Any Hope For Lipodystrophy?

I've been on HIV meds for almost fifteen years. My belly is huge, but my legs and arms are skinny and weak, so I understand this is a lipodystrophy problem. The question is: what can I do about it? Is there any hope on the horizon?
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...other explanations.If your provider believes that these finidings are "lipodystrophy" then the best strategy for the skinny arms/legs has been to change from stavudine or zidovudine to alternative drugs such as abacavir or tenofovir. If you are... Read more »

lipoatrophy and lipodystrophy

Ok I understand something about lipoatrophy and lipodystrophy. I've lost fat in my Face and legs but my Belly is gaining. It seems that all my Fat has gone to my stomach. What can I do to lose the fat that is going to my gut?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Losing fat from arms/legs and face while gaining fat in the abdominal area is one of a variety of patterns of fat changes seen in the setting of Read more »

Is it worth changing?

Dear Doctor,thanks for this forum and answering my question. I am an 44 year old male and on Haart (zerit,epivir,viracept}for a little over 2 years now. my viral load is below 400 copies and T4 count between 700-900.(sustained for the haart...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...possibly without viracept...but the jury is still out and we do not know for sure whether this will help long-term with respect to lipodystrophy.Alvan Fisher, M.D. Read more »
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AIDSinfo

Lipodystrophy

...lipodystrophy. In fat wasting , also known as lipoatrophy , fat is lost from particular areas of the body, especially the arms, legs, face and buttocks. The second kind of lipodystrophy is fat accumulation , also known as hyperadiposity . In... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...fat in the belly, or round lumps that appear under the skin(lipomas) Lipoatrophy: Loss of subcutaneous fat in the arms, legs, butt, or face(sunken cheeks) Blood fat and sugar changes (metabolic problems) ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

..."dystrophy" means bad growth. These changes include fat loss, fat deposits, and metabolic changes. Fat loss occurs in the arms, legs or face (sunken cheeks). This may be the most common feature of lipo. Fat deposits can show up in the... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...fat in the belly, or round lumps that appear under the skin(lipomas) Lipoatrophy: Loss of subcutaneous fat in the arms, legs, butt, or face(sunken cheeks) Blood fat and sugar changes (metabolic problems) ... Read more »
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can you avoid lipodystrophy?

Posted by hopefulone, 4 Replies
...s there a way you can avoid or lesson the impact of lipodystrophy if on atripla? good diet and regular exercise? or regardless of exercise and diet youre going to change? Read more »

Lipodystrophy and/or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant swelling under my arm/ beside my right breast. I'm not sure if it is a normal fat deposit, a swollen muscle, or a serious medical... Read more »

Lipodystrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I have been diagnosed with lipodystrophy, I have lost a lot of mass on my legs and arms and my stomach is very large in comparison. This seemed to happen overnight. My Dr. completely changed my drug regimen, thinking Read more »

reversing lipodystrophy....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...as expected. Into 3rd year noticing increase in truncal girth. Waist went from 27in. to 32in of hard solid protruding fat. Arms, legs, face losing fat, veins proturding, cheeks sinking. Lipids climbing above high. Switched to Reyataz boosted... Read more »