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Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Understanding Lactic Acidosis What Causes Lactic Acidosis? Symptoms of Lactic Acidosis Treatment Risk Factors Taking Care of Yourself Understanding Lactic Acidosis Mitochondria are small organs inside your cells. They help convert energy inthe food you eat into energy your body uses to function. Like solar cells thatconvert sunlight into electricity, mitochondria are power plants inside your cells that...
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Metformin

Hi,There is a suggestion that METFORMIN 500 mg can help reduce abdominal size. How valid is this assertion? Thanks...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Several small studies show metformin can help and may also improve lipids and blood pressure. It is dosed a 500mg twice daily and my intial cause some extra gasBest wishesGraeme... Read more »

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
yes, metformin is actually a treatment for diabetes. It works by increasing 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... Read more »

Metformin for diabetes to treatment lypodystrophy

What meds are available to reverse/reduce the effects of lypodystrophy?? does the medication Metformin work and if so does it have any neg interactions for someone that is not diabetic or just borderline??? can someone take Metformin for this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Many factors contribute to risks for appearance related to lipodystrophy. Genetics (how do relatives of same or older age look), time with HIV, lower CD4 count nadir, presence of co-morbidiites (such as hepatitis C), as well as certain HIV drugs are... Read more »

Glyburide & Metformin vs Insulin

My Endocinologist wants to put me on a combination of Glyburide 5mg 2x a day as well as Metformin HCL 500mg 2x a day. Is this safe with someone with HCV? I'm a Stage 3 Grade 4. My other option is Insulin. Does insulin effect the liver. I heard...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Sounds like you also need hepatitis C treatment. There is a small chance of liver toxicity with both those drugs. However you are right about insulin. It would be better for your liver to reduce insulin levels which will get some fat out of your... Read more »
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Excess Medication

Posted by hott4fun, 1 Reply
I have excess medication such as Lexiva, Epzicom, Metformin, Lipitor, and Tricor. I wonder what I can do with it? Sell it? Give it away? or Throw it away. Its all unopened bottles. Please help! Send me IM. Read more »

Excess Medication

Posted by hott4fun, 2 Replies
I have excess medication such as Lexiva, Epzicom, Metformin, Lipitor, and Tricor. I wonder what I can do with it? Sell it? Give it away? or Throw it away. Its all unopened bottles. Please help! Send me IM. Read more »

Excess Medication

Posted by hott4fun, 1 Reply
I have excess medication such as Lexiva, Epzicom, Metformin, Lipitor, and Tricor. I wonder what I can do with it? Sell it? Give it away? or Throw it away. Its all unopened bottles. Please help! Send me IM. Read more »

World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

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World AIDS Day 2006: Raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

We urgently need to raise 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness to stop the epidemic spread of AIDS-related Myths, HIV-related Lies and Pharmogenocide: Iatrogenic 'AIDS' ('AIDS' caused by anti-retroviral' drugs).

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