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95 year old man will not eat

My 95 year old dad's been in the hospital for 2 weeks. We brought him in because he stopped eating and then drinking. They hydrated him with potassium and saline or suger water until 2 days ago. 4 days ago they gave hime something to make food...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...feeding that contains esential fatty acids, glutamine and vitaminsThere is also Oxandrin, an oral agent approved for intentional weight lossMegace increases appetite but the weight gain is mostly fat and we have seen no survival benefits of using... Read more »

megace to gain weight

i am a healthy person weighing 80 but height 6 feet so i want to use megace to gain body weight... Read more »

using megace

I just recently started my HIV meds. I am on sustiva and Truvada. I am also taking TB drugs that... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Megestrol Acetate (Megace)

...Uses Megestrol acetate was approved by the FDA on September 10, 1993, for use in the treatment of significant AIDS-related weight loss. This medicine does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Ways to Prevent and Treat AIDS

...primarily male homosexuals with AIDS. Nutrition Some patients with HIV have wasting syndrome, with symptoms that include major weight loss, chronic diarrhea or weakness,and constant or intermittent fever for at least 30 days. The syndrome... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...negative effects. Wasting is still a problem for people with AIDS, even people whose HIV is controlled by medications. Part of the weight lost during wasting is fat. More important is the loss of muscle mass. This is also called "lean body mass,"... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...infections, and HIV drugs. Left untreated, it can cause dehydration (loss of water and nutrients) and wasting (unintentional weight loss). You have diarrhea if you have watery stools or if you have three or more bowel movements each day. If your... Read more »
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Toning after Major Weight Loss

Posted by PozBrother, 2 Replies
Hello, my name is Carter, I am trying to tone up my stomach and behind areas, I have loss a great deal of weight, went from 360, now currently 194, and I am 6'4, so it does not look bad.. but I want to tone up and be healthier, Can anyone suggest... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

hello everyone...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...seem to be keeping the diahreah in check, so long as I don't stop taking either of them, and we've recently added megace, 20 ml once a day as an appetite stimulant. I am also taking some of the more usual... Read more »

Wasting---help me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I'm sorry to come on board, but I need help. My husband is wasting away. He's newly on meds, but not gaining. It seems as though his buttcheeks are completely gone. I don't know what to do. I'm afraid. He's down to 120 and losing despite putting... Read more »