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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Lipodystrophy (Overview)

Lipodystrophy is a problem with the way the body produces, uses, and stores fat. It is also called fat redistribution. Since the widespread use of antiretroviral therapy began, the numbers of hiv-positive people with lipodystrophy has increased. Today, lipodystrophy occurs in 30% to 50% of people who are infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).


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What is the definition or description of: lipodystrophy?

What is the definition or description of: lipodystrophy?

Lipodystrophy: Lipodystrophy is a problem with the way the body produces, uses, and stores fat. It is also called fat redistribution. Since the widespread use of antiretroviral therapy began, the numbers of hiv-positive people with lipodystrophy has increased. Today, lipodystrophy occurs in 30% to 50% of people who are infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
15 doctors shared insights

Lipodystrophy (Overview)

Lipodystrophy is a problem with the way the body produces, uses, and stores fat. It is also called fat redistribution. Since the widespread use of antiretroviral therapy began, the numbers of hiv-positive people with lipodystrophy has increased. Today, lipodystrophy occurs in 30% to 50% of people who are infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).


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What causes lipodystrophy?

What causes lipodystrophy?

Lipodystrophy: Possible causes are HIV infection & antiretroviral therapy such as zerit. Other risk factors are being older, caucasian, & obese. ...Read more

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I have HIV and lipodystrophy around my belly, but even worse around my neck. Any help?

I have HIV and lipodystrophy around my belly, but even worse around my neck. Any help?

Lipodystrophy: And Egrifta does help. I use it often in my HIV population (90% of my patients are hiv). I agree with the otehr doctor about liposuction...But its hard to get the insurance companies to pay for it. ...Read more

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I have fat pockets one on each side on my inner thighs what is it called? How do you get them? How do you get rid of them?

It : It can be considered localized adiposity. Unfortunately excessive fat collection is determined genetically as you gain extra weight. Some gain it in their hips, others their buttocks and yet others, their thigh or abdomen. At this point, you are unfortunately unable to spot lose weight in one specific area. These areas of localized adiposity can potentially be treated with traditional or ultrasonic liposuction as long as the skin laxity is not too decreased in that area. If the skin is too loose or relaxed, you may then require a thigh lift type of procedure to get rid of extra skin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lipodystrophy?

Lipodystrophy: Lipodystrophy is a problem with the way the body produces, uses, and stores fat. It is also called fat redistribution. Since the widespread use of antiretroviral therapy began, the numbers of hiv-positive people with lipodystrophy has increased. Today, lipodystrophy occurs in 30% to 50% of people who are infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). ...Read more

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What are the causes of lipodystrophy?

What are the causes of lipodystrophy?

Many causes: Lipodystrophy, fat redistribution. Two different kinds of lipodystrophy, fat wasting, also known as lipoatrophy; fat loss from certain areas of the body, especially the arms, legs, face, and buttocks) fat accumulation, hyperadiposity; build up especially in belly, breasts, and back of the neck.Immune system. Immune diseases , older age, significant weight changes. Cong. Syndromes, partial or diffuse. ...Read more

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What causes lipodystrophy?

Lipodystrophy: Possible causes are HIV infection & antiretroviral therapy such as zerit. Other risk factors are being older, caucasian, & obese. ...Read more