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Symptoms Of Lipodystrophy Syndrome

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Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

No researcher has suggested that people with lipo should stop taking ART. What Causes Lipo? We do not know what causes lipo. There are different causes for fat loss and fat gain. Fat Loss Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT) and stavudine (Zerit, d4T) are linked to fat loss. Efavirenz (Sustiva) may also contribute. Fat Gain One theory is that protease inhibitors interfere with the body's processing of fat. However, some patients who have never...
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Lipodystrophy, Syndrome X, and chromium deficiency

I just saw a report on CBS about recent research (at the University of Vermont, I believe) that treatment with chromium was shown to stabilize blood sugar and reduce body fat in people with Syndrome X. Since similarities have been noted between...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The data is somewhat soft on this. Chromium is found in brewer's yeast and meats/cheeses. Low chromium could result in insulin resistance and lipid elevations. Supplementing with vitamins ads 15-100micrograms with the RDA= 50-200 micrograms.... Read more »

hypercortisolism and lipodystrophy

I think many of us are frustrated by the slow pace of answers for the problem of lipodystrophy. Time and again we read that there are many questions and few answers. In particular, I'm frustrated by the apparent inattention paid to the theory...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The data is mixed on that but good groups have also reported little association between altered cortisol levels and the manifestations of lipidystrophy/HIV related metabolic disturbances. Another theory is that altered insulin function is a common... Read more »

lipodystrophy a cause of abdominal pain?

I have been experiencing pain right at the upper limit of the abdomen near the diaphragm for about a year. At first my doctor thought it could be enlarged liver since my enzymes were slightly high. But a scan disproved this theory. I even had a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
It certainly seems that lipodystrophy, particularly central adiposity (fat in the abdomen) may explain your symptoms. Clearly persons with fat atrophy appear to be at greater risk for central fat accumulations (buffalo hump, central adiposity).As... Read more »

Protease-Type Lipodystrophy and Bromocriptine(Parlodel)

Dear Doctor,I am a PWA living in Albuquerque. New Mexico with other neurological pre-HIV disabilities that are just now being treated with bromocriptine(Parlodel). During my internet research on this medication, biased, perhaps, by a professional...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thank you for your interesting comments. I am not aware of any good data regarding bromocriptine and fat redistribution syndrome. Bromocriptine use has numerous potential side effects and it is metabolized in the liver so I would be concerned... Read more »
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Lipodystrophy and/or Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it possible to experience lipodystrophy and neuropathy within 2-3 months of HIV exposure, or are these conditions generally symptomatic of long-term HIV status? I have noticed significant swelling under my arm/ beside my right breast. I'm not... Read more »

Lipodystrophy and Lipohypertrophy

Posted by Bear60
http://www.thebody.com/lipo/overview.html

Its not a difference of weight loss and weight gain.
If you dont know the difference between "wasting" syndrone and lipoatrophy read this. If you think weight gain is a symptom of lipohypertrophy, then read... Read more »

lipodystrophy

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 »

SEROCONVERTING QUESTIONS. ACUTE VIRAL SYNDROM

Posted by mobieorly123, 2 Replies
Im wondering if people that had symtoms when they first aquired HIV did you feel symtoms and could you list them Read more »