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Treatment For Lipodystrophy

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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...effective in HIV+people. They usually contain stimulants that decrease appetite and the abilityto sleep. They can also increase blood pressure and make heart diseaseworse. Testosterone Man-made testosterone has been studied as a treatment for lipodystrophy.Unfortunately, in a study of testosterone gel (AndroGel), it did not decreasevisceral fat. In fact, visceral fat increased and lipoatrophy in the arms andlegs increased as well. Anabolic...
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book research [proper treatment for lipodystrophy]

...What is the proper treatment for lipodystrophy?
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

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

The Cutting Edge
...That is the "billion dollar" question at the moment!Lipodystrophy is a bit of a catch-all word to describe a host of problems that have been related to a number of risk factors.Many clinicians Read more »

Rembursment and treatment for Lipodystrophy

Since HIV/AIDS and the medications used to treat it cause many people to suffer from facial lipodystrophy, why isn't Medicare remburseming physicians for treatments such as silicone injections?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
That is an issue to take up with the Republican administration, I'm afraid. I should tell you that, even in Canada, it is quite difficult to get government reimbursement for such procedures... Read more »

What is Best Treatment for Facial Lipodystrophy?

As above, how many treatments will be neded, how long will it last, how many patients have you personnaly treated and is your sponsors product licensed in UK?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I know that Sculptra and Radiesse are licensed for in the UK. I have treated several hundred patients with these agents in over 1000 treatment sessions. The number of treatment sessions depends on the severity of lipoatrophy. Two or three... Read more »

treatment abroad for lipodystrophy

iam still on this issue of body fat changes,iam presently experiecing body changes i had written earlier complaining of this and was advised to change stavudine to abacavir, my problem is that iam resident in nigeria west africa and getting abacavir...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
If it is available, tenofovir (Viread) is a better substitute for stavudine (Zerit) to help reverse facial lipoatrophy. Treatment abroad depends on what therapies are necessary for you. Medications for HIV are expensive and the cost continues... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Egrifta for Treatment of Lipodystrophy in People With HIV

...maintain a reduction of excess visceral abdominal fat in HIV-infected patients with lipodystrophy. Egrifta, the first FDA-approved treatment for lipodystrophy, is a synthetic growth hormone releasing factor (GRF) drug that is administered in a... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Drug Watch: TH9507 -- An Experimental Treatment for Lipodystrophy

... Introduction Lipodystrophy Treating Lipodystrophy with Growth Hormone Products TH9507: A New Treatment Option? Conclusion Selected Sources Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...layer of fat justunder the skin. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances in the blood, such ascholesterol and triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in... Read more »
The Body PRO

Switch Studies/Treatment of Lipodystrophy Syndromes (Poster Session 92)

...this paper, a subset of 92 patients underwent intensive study of metabolic changes. At baseline, about 50 percent had clinical lipodystrophy. Sixty-six percent had at least one abnormal lipid value. Baseline characteristics were relatively... 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, 4 Replies
What is anyone doing about little town docs know nothing and have no suggestion. Cosmetic docs told me know even if i could pay. my legs and arms are face looks like a sharpei...and my upper stomach is humongus and even... Read more »

HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed

Posted by Anonymous
...HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed HIV positive subjects age 18-65 with changes in body fat distribution are needed for a three-year research study investigating Read more »