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Osteoporosis Neuropathy

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Osteoporosis

...mineral content. Stop smoking and reduce your intake of caffeine and alcohol. Reduce your risk of falling. Clear walkways at home. Be careful on stairs or steep slopes. This is especially important for people who have peripheral neuropathy (see Fact Sheet 555 ) in their feet or legs. Several studies showed that alendronate (fosamax) increases bone mineral density in HIV+ individuals. Fosamax is a bisphosphonate medication. Some drugs of...
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reversing neuropathy (TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, 2010)

hi, just want to know if there is anything i can do to reverse neuropathy in my toes and feet. i am 46, male, fit and healthy, v/l undetctable, cd4 approx 500. i am told it was caused by stavudine which i stopped taking about a year ago, greatly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,D4T-induced distal sensory neuropathy is indeed annoying! (I have it as well.) We don't have a quick (or even slow) fix for this side effect/toxicity yet. I'll repost Read more »

Neuropathy

can neuropathy be treatable?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Neuropathy due to HIV often will improve with HIV treatment. Neuropathy due to certain HIV drugs may bet better if treatment switched to Read more »

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 »

Osteoporosis

I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis after a bone scan (score= -3.2). I have been walking at least one mile daily since I find out, plus take Fosamax and Calcium/Vitamin D supplements. I walk okay, but I can't run -- my legs feel really stiff. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You are already on standard medical management. For males I would check testosterone levels and provide replacement if levels are low. Low esterogen levels in women can accelerate the condition of bone mineral loss. Other endocrine disorders (excess... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

... What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Side Effects

...care provider if you have a rash. Other skin problems include dry skin or hair loss. Moisturizers help some skin problems. Neuropathy ( Fact Sheet 555 ) is a painful condition caused by nerve damage. It normallystarts in the feet or hands. ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Practical Guide to HIV Drug Side Effects

...Muscle Aches and Pains Nausea and Vomiting Nightmares, Daymares and Sleeping Difficulties Pancreatitis Peripheral Neuropathy Skin Problems Sexual Difficulties The End Shopping for Supplements ... Read more »
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Curious - Do any of you have bone or joint disease

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...A guy in my Old Geezers with AIDS group has recently been diagnosed with advanced osteoporosis. I have spinal ankylosis and osteoarthiritis (which seem insignificant to me just now). There are also reports of people with Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »

What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
...Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »

chili pepper good for neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
...I read that peppers are good for neuropathy, are there any other things that help with it, it is bad in my heels of my feet and legs. Read more »