Risiko eines körperlichen Trainings für Patienten mit fortgeschrittener HIV-Infektion

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Title translated into English:Risk of physical exercise in patients with HIV-infection
Author:Falkenbach, A.; Michels, B.; Klauke, S.; Kullmer, T.; Helm, E.B.; Althoff, P.H.
Published in:Sport und Medizin pro und contra / 32. Deutscher Sportärzte-Kongress, München 1990
Published:München: Zuckschwerdt (Verlag), 1991, S. 941-943, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Compilation article
Media type: Print resource
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Identification number:PU199604107541

Author's abstract

Based on the results of a cross-sectional evaluation on metabolic and endocrine disorders in 49 HIV-positive patients (AIDS 37, ARC 12), possible risks of physical exercise are elucidated. Total protein and albumin were diminished in 18% and 36.7%, respectively. Elevated levels of triglycerides were found in 38.8%, while cholesterol was low in 59.2% of the patients. Sodium and potassium were diminished in 28.6% and 8.2%, respectively. In 49%, basal levels of cortisol were below 15 micro-g/dl (minimum under stress). Deficiency of testosterone was apparent in 24.5% of the patients. Evidently, lack of sodium and hypoglycemia as well as insufficient glucocorticoid levels are possible risks of strenuous physical exercise. Lack of protein and testosterone hinder muscle growth. Verf.-Referat