Weight loss is a significant problem with HIV and AIDS patients. The definition of wasting syndrome is provided. Men and women do not lose weight and body mass in the same way; the differences between the genders are reviewed. Treatment includes insuring an adequate oral intake of calories, correcting malabsorption problems, and using anabolic steroids to rebuild body mass. Resistance exercises may also be helpful.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||The Hopkins HIV report : a bimonthly newsletter for healthcare providers / Johns Hopkins University AIDS Service|
|State||Published - Jan 1999|
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