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Neuropathy Nerve Damage

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Ask the Experts

neuropathy and muscle loss

I want to know whether neuropathy can cause muscle loss
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...In some types of neuropathy ( when nerve damage is significant) muscle loss (atrophy) can be seen. KH Read more »

Caffeinne: good for Fatigue, bad for Neuropathy?

Doc,First off, Thank You for supporting all of us through the rough times. About me, poz for a... Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...drugs are stopped when PN first appears. However, this can take as long as eight weeks. If you continue to take the drugs, the nerve damage might become permanent. Non-drug treatments: Some simple things can reduce the pain of PN: wear looser... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...alcoholism, andfamily history of neurological disease. He or she may order tests and scans todetermine the extent and type of nerve damage. A test called a skin biopsy usedto be done mostly by researchers, but it may become more common because it... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Neuropathy Treatment Hits a Roadblock

...Neuropathy is characterized by burning, aching, numbness and tingling, most commonly in the legs and feet. It is a result of damage to nerve Read more »
Project Inform

Peripheral Neuropathy

...for PN. These include a history of PN, higher viral load, CD4 count below 100, an AIDS-defining condition, use of drugs that damage nerves, diabetes, poor nutrition, and heavy use of alcohol. Peripheral neuropathy more often appears in later... Read more »
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A QUESTION TO HIV DENIALISTS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If all this stuff about the hiv virus and aids were lies, how do you explain that people how test positive after some years WILL ALWAYS experience many many wierd symptoms never seen before in people who test negative? Why people who test positive... Read more »

Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...The symptoms have also improved within the last 2 days. If PN is reaching my arms and upper legs, this would indicate advanced nerve damage yes? And if this is true wouldn't I the symptoms only get worse from here on out, not better? And would... Read more »

When to Start Meds

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...Researchers analyzed the records for three types of treatment-related complications: kidney failure; peripheral neuropathy, a type of nerve damage; and lipoatrophy, a wasting condition. HIV-positive people often are told to begin taking HAART... Read more »

Yo G Man

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... Dr. Henry, I am HIV+ and I was reading in another forum that you heard the earliest case of neuropathy starting was within four weeks of one of your patients exposures, but you wouldn't of believed it unless you witnessed it. Maybe Read more »