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Nutritional Food And Supplements For Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do You Treat It? Concerns for People Over 50 What Can Help to Ask About at a Doctor's Visit? Access to Meds Research The Bottom Line Introduction Some people living with HIV will develop a disease of the nerves called peripheral neuropathy , or PN. It's a common ...
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Can nutrition and exercise help improve HIV-related neuropathy?

Some background about me: I was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in April of this year, a late-stage diagnosis with CD4 <50. My count is still <50 but I have recently started Atripla. In the past 2 months I have also been treated for PCP and...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

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Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) can be caused by HIV or by medications like Zerit (D4T). You are not taking Zerit. PN can be confused with other issues, so it is good to see a neurologist to get it diagnosed.PN can improve as health improves and/or... Read more »

HIV and nutritional supplements

My question is should nutritional supplements be initiated at the time of a positive diagnosis, or should this be delayed until there are physical signs of wasting?...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

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A very frustrating problem in HIV care is why, when, and for whom to recommend supplementation. Nutritional supplements (beyond food) are generally intiated because of an individual's needs at any point in time. This means that any... Read more »

Nutrition/supplements while on PEP

Hello Cade. Welcome to The Body. Its great to have an actual dietician...I am on post exposure prophylaxis, Trizivir BID (1 pill twice daily) and Kaletra BID (3 pills twice daily). Have been taking the Triziv1r for one week, started the Kaletra...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

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Thank you! I am enjoying working in this capacity.As for the regimens: potential nutrition-related side-effects for Trizivir include nausea, vomiting, appetite loss, anemia, pancreatitis; for Kaletra include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and... Read more »

nutrition supplements and AIDS, mental, neurological and side effect symptoms

Hello NelsonTwo months ago, a member of my family (23 year old man) was admitted to the hospital twice with pneumonia, where he was diagnosed with AIDS at advanced stage. In addition to pneumonia he got some other severe symptoms: tremor on hands,...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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MarthdaHe is on two heavy psychotropics that may make people lethargic: Risperdal and Zyprexa. He is also on akineton retard, which contains biperiden commonly used to improve parkinsonian signs and symptoms related to antipsychotic drug therapy. It... Read more »
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Pre-med vitamins and nutritional supplements

Posted by DC23, 5 Replies
Hello,
I'm newly positive, and I don't yet require any meds. (My viral load is low, and my T-cells are high.) I was wondering if anyone had any advice on preventative measures to take now that I'm early in my HIV infection. Does anyone recommend... Read more »

Food, Nutrition, and HIV Conference 12/6 in Boston

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Food, Nutrition, and HIV Conference in Boston, on December 6



The Food, Nutrition, and HIV Conference is a day-long event for HIV-positive persons and front-line service providers.

It is organized by the AIDS Action Committee's HIV Health Institute.



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Neuropathy and Nutrition

Posted by Anonymous
I have been using a combination of "Chinese Herbs" to treat Peripheral Neuropathy and had some tremedous relief. My neruologist said my attenuation tests show "healing of the nerves." Is anyone else having any success with nutritional intervention... Read more »

Nutrition survey

Posted by Anonymous
Greetings from New York!
I would like to know how many persons take organic/all-natural food supplements?
If yes, what kind of products are you taking?
My friend is HIV+ and he is doing great.


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