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Norvir Lipodystrophy Belly Fat

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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Metabolic Problems Treatments Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fat is also stored energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat is locateddeep in the belly under the muscle. Subcutaneous fat is the...
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Fat Burners and Lipodystrophy

Hello,I have been on 2 med combination since I was diagnosed 6 years ago, my last combo is Norvir, Reyataz and Truvada due to some resistance to Sustiva and Lamivudine. I noticed an increase in my Belly Fat although I follow a reasonnable diet and...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The combination you are on tends to produce an increase in visceral fat and may protect to some degree from loss of subcutaneous fat. There is considerable inter-individual variation in response to antiretroviral therapy though, and some people... Read more »

Big Belly - Norvir, Reyataz, Truvada

Hello.I have been taking Norvir, Reyataz, Truvada + SMZ for about 1.5 years now.While I am now undetectable and extremely good health (work out 5 days a week / eat right / no drugs or alcohol) I have a distinctly noticable swollen belly!This is a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your current regimen has a relatively decent record as far as fat changes in comparison to many other regimens so it may not be easy to simply switch to an alternative regimen and expect/observe improvement. Some subset of patients may be... Read more »

Fiber and Lipodystrophy belly

Nelson, I heard that eating fiber can help us with the belly problem. Is this true? should I take fiber supplements? What foods?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Fiber slows down the absorption of carbohydrates into the blood stream and has been found to decrease insulin resistance. Insulin resistance has been linked to abdominal fat accumulation in HIV.Here is a great page that describes the different... Read more »

Dealing with the after effects of lipodystrophy and "muscle belly"

I've been in and out of the gym for years. Years ago, when I started Crixivan/D4T, I began to notice changes in my belly shape. Later, and despite all the exercise and work I've done, I still have a "muscle belly".It's...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
A tummy tuck is also known as abdominoplasty; it removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles after someone loses a lot of weight, pregnancy, etc that make their belly sag.It sounds to me that your belly is... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is anyone suffering from lipo, without really too much fat loss?I'm getting really big, but haven't experienced the thin legs thing yet(in fact my thighs are pretty mushy and fat)I'm wondering if the loss part usually happens first or second?Also,... Read more »

reversing lipodystrophy....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Positive since 2003 full blown aids. Was on Kaletra and combivir. Reached non-detectable, and cd4 rising as expected. Into 3rd year noticing increase in truncal girth. Waist went from 27in. to 32in of hard solid protruding fat. Arms, legs, face... Read more »

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 hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Currently I am on Ziagen, Kaletra and Viread but prior to this I have been on various other medications. I have lipodystrophy in my stomach (severely bloated). I have a hairy body except on my belly which has now does not have any hair on it. My... Read more »