Ways To Treat Lipodystrophy
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,The best source for current information about lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy and lipohypertrophy) should be your HIV specialist physician. Treatment options depend on your specific case. There is current information on treatment options on this site... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineWell many issues go into the equation (age, time with HIV, how long on meds, how well you are doing on meds, which meds, any other issues -- ie high cholesterol or glucose). There are numerous studies soon to be launched trying to better understand... Read more »
Brown University School of MedicineLipodystrophy relates to three components: hyperlipidemia (high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood), insulin resistance (high blood sugars), fat redistribution (either fat accumulation or fat wasting in specific body areas). This... Read more »
University of British ColumbiaI am very sorry to hear of her problem. What you describe has nothing to do with HIV, although it may be related in some remote way to what we see as fat distribution problems associated with HIV and/or its treatment. This is very difficult to... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 5 RepliesI have been diagnosed with lipodystrophy, I have lost a lot of mass on my legs and arms and my stomach is very large in comparison. This seemed to happen overnight. My Dr. completely changed my drug regimen, thinking that my previous regimen was... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 Repliesi have been on zerit, epivir and crix for more than one year.
i have lipodystrophy (no more buttocks, fat loss in face and a paunch). I have always been an avid exerciser -- my doc has told me to STOP exercising, that it worsens the situation.
i... Read more »
Posted by hopefulone, 4 Repliess there a way you can avoid or lesson the impact of lipodystrophy if on atripla? good diet and regular exercise? or regardless of exercise and diet youre going to change? Read more »
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