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Megace And Nutrition

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AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...alleviate poor nutrient absorption. There has been a lot of progress in this area. However, two parasitic infections -- cryptosporidiosis and microsporidiosis -- are still extremely difficult to treat. Another approach is the use of nutritional supplements like Ensure and Advera. These have been specifically designed to provide easy-to-absorb nutrients. However, they have not been carefully studied and contain a lot of sugar. Nutritional...
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megace to gain weight

i am a healthy person weighing 80 but height 6 feet so i want to use megace to gain body weight please do tell me the way to achieve my goal
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...individuals, even those with advanced cancer. It is also used to boost appetite in individuals with other cancers or HIV/AIDS.Megace us the worst drug to use for weight gain. It increases mostly fat mass, hyperglycemia, risks of blood clots and... Read more »

Loss of appetite

I began atripila march 8/07. I was always thin at 5'9" 1501bs now on 4/10 lost I'm 138, ( very visible. with loss of appetite. Doc. says normal. What can do to increase appetite other than pot ( educator) Help. what are other causes. He mentioned a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Megace is sometimes used but I reserve for patients with AIDS who are losing weight despite numerous interventions. Hormone and nutritional evaluation (thryoid, testosterone, dietician consult)can be helpful to sort out potential contributing... Read more »

My Son is Dying, pls help me

Thank you in advance. My 30 yr old son has Aids and a t-cell of 2 and a high viralload. He cannot maintain weight. We are trying a new herb therapy to induce hunger. What can I do. Will taking walks help him increase his appetite? Ensure isn't...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...Testosterone are useful in helping to increase lean body mass. Please submit this question to The Body's Forum on Wasting, Diet Nutrition and Exercise. I hope you find some help there. Unfortunately, when AIDS becomes quite advanced, it's... Read more »

face wasting without hiv meds.

Dr. Young,I am hoping you could perhaps give me an idea, i have recently started to experience significant lipoatrophy face loss from my face, especially at the top sides of my head under my hair. My cheeks do still look full, but it looks as if...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Lost-sorry to hear about your situation.You do point out a common misconception-- namely that HIV medications alone cause lipodystrophy. Recent studies make it painfully clear that other factors, like age, race, gender and most importantly,... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Mother Pataki's Cupboard: AIDS Therapeutics Omitted from the NY State ADAP Formulary as of 1/96:

...GM-CSF Leukine IVIG for adults Gamimune, Sandoglobulin dronabinol Marinol megestrol acetate Megace sandostatin Sandostatin nutritional supplements Etdich, Ensure, Sustecal vitamins and minerals many broad-spectrum antibiotics and analgesics... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


... Why Is Nutrition Important? Nutrition Guidelines for People With HIV Practice Food Safety What About Supplements? The Bottom Line For Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS are taking (including over-the-counter, prescription, street drugs, and herbs), even if you only use them occasionally. Megace (a hormone) and Marinol (a synthetic version of marijuana) may increase appetite. Marijuana may be effective for... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vitamins and Minerals

...women in Tanzania benefited greatly from multivitamin supplementation. Also, many nutrients interact with each other. Most nutritionists believe in designing an overall program of supplements. People with HIV may benefit from taking supplements... Read more »
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Nutrition and Eating?

Posted by DEFCON1SQcdc, 3 Replies
I was just curious to know what types food does everybody here eat to keep healthy and keep weight on? Do you have any good suggestions on eating habits and times that you eat? I've stopped drinking alcohol completely and swear that I've lost a full... Read more »

hello everyone...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...mere 120# - and in the hospital from both dehydration and the weakness associated with not being able to gain any nutritional value from the food I was taking in. The er staff hydrated me via iv bottles... Read more »

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 »

Nutrition for prevention?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi there - my boyfriend fully has developed AIDS, and myself negative! Would like to here your opinion: I've recently come over several reports that a healthy immune system might protect you from getting the HIV, eating correctly, excercising etc.... Read more »