HIV wasting syndrome


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wast·ing syn·drome

1. Synonym(s): runting syndrome
2. progressive involuntary weight loss seen in patients with HIV infection; may be due to a number of factors acting alone or in combination, including inadequate oral intake of food, altered metabolic state, and malabsorption. Does not respond to increased caloric intake. Defined as profound involuntary weight loss of greater than 10% of baseline body weight, plus either chronic diarrhea (at least two loose stools per day for more than 30 days) or chronic weakness and documented fever (for more than 30 days, intermittent or constant) in the absence of concurrent illness or condition other than HIV infection that could explain the findings (such as cancer, tuberculosis, cryptosporidiosis, or other specific enteritis). Synonym(s): HIV wasting syndrome
Synonym(s): slim disease

wast·ing syn·drome

1. Synonym(s): runting syndrome
2. progressive involuntary weight loss seen in patients with HIV infection; may be due to a number of factors acting alone or in combination, including inadequate oral intake of food, altered metabolic state, and malabsorption. Does not respond to increased caloric intake. Defined as profound involuntary weight loss of greater than 10% of baseline body weight, plus either chronic diarrhea (at least two loose stools per day for more than 30 days) or chronic weakness and documented fever (for more than 30 days, intermittent or constant) in the absence of concurrent illness or condition other than HIV infection that could explain the findings (such as cancer, tuberculosis, cryptosporidiosis, or other specific enteritis). Synonym(s): HIV wasting syndrome
Synonym(s): slim disease

HIV wasting syndrome

A clinical complex linked to HIV infection, and characterised by a marked decrease in weight associated with chronic renal insufficiency and caused by poor nutrition and anorexia, endocrine dysfunction and catabolic stresses (e.g., infection, uraemia and dialysis). The wasting syndrome is mediated by tumour necrosis factor (as well as by interleukin-1 and interferons), which reduces lipoprotein lipase, fatty acid synthesis and increases lipolysis in fat cells.
 
Treatment
Adequate anti-retroviral therapy, fat-rich diet, exercise, recombinant human growth hormone (which increases lean body mass by ± 3 kg and increases the capacity for physical work).

HIV wasting syndrome

AIDS A clinical complex linked to HIV infection and characterized by marked weight loss, renal failure, and caused by poor nutrition and anorexia, endocrine dysfunction, and catabolic stress–eg, infection, uremia, dialysis; HWS is mediated by TNF, IL-1 and IFNs, resulting in ↓ lipoprotein lipase, ↓ fatty acid synthesis, and ↑ lipolysis in fat cells Treatment Recombinant hGH. See AIDS therapy.

wast·ing syn·drome

(wāst'ing sin'drōm)
Progressive involuntary weight loss seen in patients with HIV infection; may be due to a number of factors acting alone or in combination, including inadequate oral intake of food, altered metabolic state, and/or malabsorption. Does not respond to increased caloric intake. Defined as profound involuntary weight loss of greater than 10% of baseline body weight, plus either chronic diarrhea (at least two loose stools per day for more than 30 days) or chronic weakness and documented fever (for more than 30 days, intermittent or constant) in the absence of concurrent illness or condition other than HIV infection that could explain the findings (e.g., cancer, tuberculosis, cryptosporidiosis, or other specific enteritis).
Synonym(s): HIV wasting syndrome.

Patient discussion about HIV wasting syndrome

Q. Don't you hate it when you feel so slim and skinny one day. Don't you hate it when you feel so slim and skinny one day and then you are standing next to someone who's just so slim it's gross but you still feel bad about yourself even though you took effort and you couldn’t?

A. I have a cousin with a 2 year old and she is teeeeeeny. I always have self esteem issues when I'm around her and I hate it, because I DON'T want to look like her. I want to look like me. So I don't know why I even worry and there is a woman at our gym "Anorexic Annie" is what we call her. She is super super super tiny. Could probably fit in my 3 year olds clothes....well I compare myself to her all the time. I don't want to look like that, but standing next to her I feel huge fat and disgusting!

Q. Hi! I am Kennedy.From my childhood I have always been dreaming of slim body. Hi! I am Kennedy. From my childhood I have always been dreaming of slim body and in fact I was slim before my wedding. But after my pregnancy and delivery, I lost my shape and I am desperate to regain my shape. I tried with post-pregnancy exercises, but they didn’t help me. I am open to any kind of treatment to get shape. I hate to hang out with my hubby as I feel inferior with my shape. I feel my muscles are not tight for my age. I just want to feel good for which I need to get shape. So what kind of fitness classes shall I join? I am not comfortable with body pumping…….Please let me know?

A. You can join Aerobic classes where they will have spinning and other exercises to make your body toned up and as well will control on your weight and blown tummy. Even though you don’t like on body pumping you must do them for some time till you find some control on your tummy. One other way is to start on running or sit-ups. Eat healthy diet esp. balanced diet and cut down on junk food, fried food and include whole-grain and fiber in your diet. Add more fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day. I think your activity is not matching your calorie intake otherwise with simple post-pregnancy exercise you could lose extra fat.

Q. I want to live long, slim as well as handsome, is it possible to live off of nutrition supplements? I am slim and handsome even when I am not taking nutrition’s much. But because of my peer and parents pressure I am forced to it. I am afraid that of becoming fat and ugly if I start eating more. But I want to live long, slim as well as handsome, is it possible to live off of nutrition supplements?

A. HELLO FRIEND,I HATE TO BREAK IT TO YOU..BUT EVERYONE CHANGES WITH AGE..THERE IS NO WAY OF GETTING AROUND IT,I SUGGEST YOU INJOY YOUR GOOD LOOKS,AND YOUR VAINNESS..WHILE YOU HAVE THEM....MRFOOT56

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Oxandrin is in human clinical trials for the treatment of AIDS patients suffering from HIV wasting syndrome and HIV associated muscle weakness.
The FDA has designated Oxandrin as an orphan drug for HIV wasting syndrome, and Gynex also intends to test Oxandrin as a potential treatment for these patients.
Based on the pharmacologic action of Oxandrin, published medical literature and discussions with AIDS experts, we believe that this drug may become an important therapy for both HIV-associated muscle weakness and HIV wasting syndrome,'' said Robert E.