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What causes lipodystrophy?

What causes lipodystrophy?

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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Lipodystrophy (Definition)

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 ...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 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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Is lipodystrophy harmful to my GI system?

Is lipodystrophy harmful to my GI system?

Y take a chance?: Your gastroenterologist is eager to please, and this is ''the year of the gastroenterologist"! translation : you have concerns, please call tomorrow. ...Read more

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What's congenital generalized lipodystrophy?

What's congenital generalized lipodystrophy?

Fat distribution: This is very rare and both parents are typically carriers. The tissue under the skin has almost no fat under it. Instead, fat accumulates inside muscles, liver, heart. Triglycerides get very high and patients are resistant to insulin. Kids may develop early pubic hair and get diabetes. There are many more details. This condition is very serious. ...Read more

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A 5-year-old child is diagnosed with congeital generalized lipodystrophy when born. Whether are some better ways to control it in the US?

A 5-year-old child is diagnosed with congeital generalized lipodystrophy when born. Whether are some better ways to control it in the US?

Metabolic specialist: Dr. Abhimanyu Garg @ UT Southwestern Medical Center is a leader in CGL. Metreleptin is the standard of care now, you should seek out a board certified metabolic specialist. (Pediatric genetic/metabolic specialist) ...Read more

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Could a doc please explain what lipodystrophy is?

Could a doc please explain what lipodystrophy is?

Lipodystrophy: This is an abnormality in fat distribution caused by any number of things. Sometimes it's an inherited disorder in families. In other cases, it may result from HIV or AIDs. It can be quite troubling to patients and often they might need professional help. Plastic surgeons have a number of tools to help. Infectious Disease doctors may also be able to help, particularly if HIV/AIDs is the cause. ...Read more

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Can lipomas lead to lipodystrophy?

Can lipomas lead to lipodystrophy?

NO: Lipodystropy is a condition with loss of fat tissue, abnormal degeneration of fat tissue, some could be hereditary, some time due to lack of circulating lipton, fat distribution may alter, will loose where you don't want (face, cheeks, arms) gets deposited where you don't want. Lipomas are benign tumors not in metabolic sys will not undergo lipodystrophy. ...Read more

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Can lipodystrophy be harmful to my stomach?

Can lipodystrophy be harmful to my stomach?

Abdomen, not stomach: If by "stomach" you're referring to the organ that digests food, the answer is no. But lipodystrophy can include abdominal fat accumulation (build-up of fat within the abdomen), which can cause abdominal distension and discomfort, and which may also increase the risk of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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Need treatment for lipodystrophy and switch ARV and bipolar meds?

Need treatment for lipodystrophy and switch ARV and bipolar meds?

Complicated: It is possible, but complicated. You need to see an specialist in the field. ...Read more

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I have hiv. I have lipodystrophy, around my belly, around my neck?

I have hiv. I have lipodystrophy, around my belly, around my neck?

Several options: If the fat is inside the abdomen, that qualifies. If the fat is under the skin (the pincheable kind), it's not lipodystrophy. Diet, exercise, and weight loss can help. Make sure you're not diabetic, your triglycerides are normal, and you're on up-to-date HIV meds. Surgery can help with neck fat. Egrifta (tesamorelin) (tesamoralin) reduces belly fat, but it's expensive and only works while you're taking it. ...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 (tesamorelin) 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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How soon after HIV infection can facial wasting, lipodystrophy, atrophy occur?

How soon after HIV infection can facial wasting, lipodystrophy, atrophy occur?

Now rare.: Hiv facial wasting is thought to be caused by some of the older HIV drugs, such as d4t and azt (zidovudine). Since those drugs are no longer routinely used, facial atrophy is rarely seen these days. To answer your question, it usually became visible a few months after the drugs were started. ...Read more

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Medicine for memory?

Medicine for memory?

Meds for memory: There really is no medication specifically for memory. There are medications that can help improve concentration. Some holistic stores sell natural supplements that promote themselves as good for memory. ...Read more

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What is category x drug?

What is category x drug?

Do not use if pregna: Category x drugs are contraindicated for use in pregnancy due to studies demonstrating evidence of serious fetal abnormalities in animals, humans, or both such that fetal risks clearly outweigh maternal benefit. Check out http://www. Empr. Com/drugs-contraindicated-in-pregnancy/article/125914/ for more info, including partial list. ...Read more

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What is topical medicine?

Outside: It's a medication or substance that goes on that outside such as creams, ointments or drops. ...Read more