Posted by IsoM on September 18, 2002, at 16:29:51
In reply to Re: Osteoporosis not only cause of buffalo hump... » IsoM, posted by NikkiT2 on September 18, 2002, at 15:31:49
Nikki, got thinking & realized it would be easier for you to read some info & decide directly if any of it does apply to you rather than me trying to second guess your symptoms.
Check over this site on Lipodystrophy, changes in body fat distribution & body shape. It's related to taking HIV meds but that doesn't imply all people having this change are taking HIV meds. The info is still good for others. And check out the different hyper-linked Fact Sheet 108 on blood tests:
You may even want to check out this about the parathyroids & osteoporosis:
But a common expression told to medical students is
"If you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras." (unless you live in Africa!)
In other words, the hump may just be from gaining too much weight. If you're vegan, is there a reason for your weight gain (poor eating habits, too much food, too high fat intake, etc) that would explain why you've gained weight? Most vegans & vegetarians aren't overweight as their diet is much healthier & lower in fat than most.