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Symptoms Of Lipodystrophy Syndrome

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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...particular areas of the body Metabolic complications -- Includes increases in fats and sugars in theblood HIV+ people can experience both body shape changes and metaboliccomplications. This is sometimes called lipodystrophy syndrome. Body Shape Changes Changes in the way your body looks are caused by fat loss or build up. Fat loss may happen in the: Arms and legs (fat loss may cause bulging veins in the arms and legs) ...
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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 »

Lipodystrophy (LIPODYSTROPHY)

I'm trying to find CURRENT information about lipo treatment options, but everything I find, including on this site, is over 2 years old. Can you point me to anything newer. I've been advanced/full-blown (technically) for 15 years, and for the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...metabolic abnormalities, such as insulin resistance and elevated blood fats. Collectively, these changes are known as lipodystrophy syndrome. Treatment options for lipodystrophy are somewhat limited. Growth hormone has been used with success in... 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 (as...
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 »

More Lipodystrophy Questions

Dear Doctors --I was infected with HIV in May, and as part of a clinical trial have begun two years of HAART with Zerit, Abacavir, Amprenavir, Ritonavir, and Epivir. My viral load is 49 and T-cells are in the high 1300s. I am 30 years old. After...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...played important roles in lipodystrophy. In this study, persons with no risk factors for lipodystrophy did not develop the syndrome despite extensive treatment with either Crixivan or Zerit.-BYBenjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D. Read more »
Project Inform

Lipodystrophy Syndrome(s)

...the Seattle group. Changes in these markers (the way the body uses fats and sugars) are believed to be part of lipodystrophy syndrome. Another small study suggests that using human growth hormone (rHGH) may benefit people with fat accumulation.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Insulin Resistance in HIV Lipodystrophy Syndrome

...Disease Cases Jumped 50 Percent From 1999 Russians Admit to 300,000 HIV Cases Insulin Resistance in HIV Lipodystrophy Syndrome Previous Updates Read more »
The Body

Medicare Expands Coverage for Treating Facial Lipodystrophy Syndrome in People Living With HIV

...(HIV). The decision, that was announced on March 23, 2010 was effective immediately. According to a CMS press release, " facial lipodystrophy (LDS) can leave people living with HIV looking gaunt and seriously ill, which may stigmatize them as... Read more »
Project Inform

Medicare Expands Coverage for Treating Facial Lipodystrophy Syndrome in People Living With HIV

...resulting from the drug treatment for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Today's decision is effective immediately. Facial lipodystrophy (LDS) is a localized loss of fat from the face, causing an excessively thin appearance in the cheeks. In... Read more »
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Lipodystrophy and relationships

Posted by capri75
...Anyone out there who has experienced a feeling of neglect in a relationship because they have lipodystrophy even thought they have healthy blood counts and full of energy. Anyone who knows a dating sites for people with lipodystrophy? Read more »


Posted by easteurope, 1 Reply
LIPO - is this our future ? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
anyone who will talk about this? Read more »

Lyposuction and Lipodystrophy

Posted by HHHEY
...Does anyone have any information as to the pro's and con's of having lyposuction when you are dealing with onset Lipodystrophy. Side effects, long term concerns, etc? Read more »