Although like many of us the weight gain is a struggle, I finally have lost the weight, however I still have belly fat. It really was a shock to me because I have always been slender
What has everyone used that has been able to lose the visceral belly fat that comes along with hiv? Exercise has done nothing to reduce mine and it fluctuates in size. I've thought about egrifta, but not sure the side effects are worth it and not sure I can get coverage on my insurance provider. Thoughts?
Hi guys I’m taking Biktarvy since June 2020, So far no side effect however I noticed I gained about 11 lbs only for 4 months. I’m a skinny person and putting some more weight it’s fine but I’m worried it’s too much for such a short time and mostly belly fat. My doc advised all hiv meds are causing weight gain - I’m going to gym and follow strong diet but I can’t manage this weight all the time. I’m just depressed as a person who never look fat, I’m thinking of stopping this meds. Does anyone… read more
Belly hyper extended
Many feel the major culprits for Lipoatrophy, or loss of fullness in face. limbs, and rear, were the drugs AZT and Zerit. More are prone to Lipodystrophy, or visceral fat accumulation in your belly making it look bigger or fat accumulation in fat in upper back, who took Crixivan early on. As a long termer having had HIV 32 years I was on all three for quite a long time back in the 90's when med choices were few. And have both Lipoatrophy and… read more
I am so tired of the weight gain in very specific regions of my body. I have the large extended belly the buffalo hump, growing breasts and large neck. I have been eating healthy, avoiding all sweets, sodas, junk food but nothing helps. Is there anyone out there that can lead me in the right direction to loose the fat in these areas.?
I brought this up awhile ago, but just read an article in POZ or a journal that men with viceral fat have are 12% more likely have shorter lifespans than those that don't. Problem is, it is very hard to get rid of and get your BMI back to normal. Crunches don't do anything really. I have heard mainly exercise and special diet are the best. A friend said their are protocals for this either through medication,… read more
I saw one post that was 2 years old about Egrifta, but nothing recent. I suffer from belly fat that will not go away no matter how much I diet or exercise. Does anyone have any first hand experience with this drug? Since it is a growth hormone and I am lacking testosterone due to my blood pressure medicine that the doctor refuses to take me off of, I'm worried about taking it and my manboobs growing. any other suggestions to losing weight would be… read more