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Dealing With Malnutrition For
The HIV Infected Person

For people with HIV the diet fad to be thin is the opposite of what a HIV patient should seek. For a person to be thin that has HIV there is going to be a quicker death. Sad to say but true. And nutrition is the key to keeping the person with aids/HIV healthier and around longer.

There is a direct relationship between the cycle of malnutrition, HIV, and the immune system that is in a state of dysfunction. Since the immune system is damaged by the HIV infection, the other infections that can result wreak even more havoc on the body.

The person suffering with this disease then ends up faced with a dulled appetite and less ability to absorb what food they do eat. As you can understand from this already, HIV aids has a terribly defastating outcome on a person’s nutritional state and well being. Consequently malnourished, weakened and still losing weight the patient slips away even more.

But by providing some balanced nutrition that encourages and revs up the immune system the body can more hardily rage its own war on the disease. The body is much more able to support itself with proper weight and concentrated powerful nutrition.

This is very important due to the fact that a person with HIV has less ability to absorb nutrition, less food is able to flow through as a nutrient into the intestinal wall and pass into the blood stream to provide ample nutrition to the tissues and organs and various body parts. This is because the infection has damaged the wall of the gut so badly that food won’t pass properly into the bloodstream as it once did.

Did You Know? 

In today’s enlightened world we know that AIDS is spread through direct contact with body fluids of people who have been infected with HIV. You can get AIDS from practicing unsafe sex, from having multiple sexual partners, or born to or breast-fed from an HIV-positive woman.

It is rare for someone to get AIDS by having a contaminated organ donation or from contact with unsanitary dental equipment. You can be infected by sharing contaminated needles with other drug users, having sexually transmitted diseases or by having a contaminated blood transfusion before 1985.

The AIDS virus can go undetected for over ten years but it is destroying the immune system without your knowledge. Remember to be safe!

You can get AIDS by both homosexual and heterosexual sexual activity.

Take precautions with all of your sexual partners. If you are a member of the medical profession, take extra precautions to not touch a patient’s bodily fluids.



Another common problem that relates to nutrient absorption is that infection often causes diarrhea which in turns causes the food to go through the intestine so fast that absorption of the nutrients is much less because of the poor digestion. Nausea also contributes to the dilemma.



There are many mouth and oral related problems that can be associated with malnutrition and a HIV sufferer as well and they are:

* oral candida
* oral ulcers
* lesions in the esophagus
* lesions in the mouth
* herpes in the mouth
* gum disease

 

AIDS Facts

Researchers are trying to develop a chemical that can be used during sex as a barrier to passing on the disease.



These complications cause a person to avoid eating and thus become even more malnourished. But the loss of weight isn’t the total problem. Because once a person is so malnourished and their cell mass reaches what is considered a critical level, death is usually imminent. A human can not survive once the body cell mass reaches this critical point. Malnourishment goes beyond burning up fat and losing weight it actually eats away at the lean tissue in the body.  This is where the major threat to survival related to malnutrition kicks in...It is so sad but true that often people are dying of HIV starvation issues that are secondary to most the other problems that are related to HIV aids.

 

 

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