Weight loss can be a serious problem in HIV disease. It can result from vomiting, nausea, dry mouth, anemia or fatigue. The signs can be obvious but are not always seen as a problem. In fact, many positive women who lose weight due to HIV are praised and told they "look good." If you lose weight and it’s not because you changed your diet or exercise, it’s never a good thing. Talking to a doctor to identify its cause is critical to treating unwanted weight loss.
TIPS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
- Monitor your weight. If you lose weight, work with your doctor to determine the cause. Stress? Nausea or vomiting? Started a new medicine? Eating better?
- Try high protein milk shakes, like Med-Rx. Look for products high in protein and low in sugar.