Feeding Tube Nutrition
A Practical Guide for Creating a Healthier Formula for the Feeding Tube.
Learn how to make better food choices to create radiant health for your loved one who is on a feeding tube program.
Proper nutrition is required for the body to stay healthy and strong. If you’re unable to eat and it’s hard to swallow food, you may need a feeding tube, which is called percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy or PEG for short, in medical terminology.
The tube is surgically inserted into your stomach, and is used to provide food, liquids, and/or medicines.
Even with a feeding tube, it is possible to get the essential nutrients needed for healing, creating a strong immune system, and maintaining body weight. A healthy diet includes proteins, fats, carbohydrates and optimum hydration. They are all important components and work together like a symphony in the body.
Depending on the situation, when someone gets a feeding tube, you will need to learn some new skills, including how to use and care for the tube..
Adapting to this process may take a little time and patience, but before you know it, you will get accustomed to doing this, and will do it easily and accurately.
As you start on this program, you will need to focus and concentrate on what you are doing and be faithful in the fundamentals of keeping the equipment clean.
Just remember that obtaining optimum nutrition can be one of the most important parts of maximum health and healing for a radiantly healthy life.
By Nancy Addison
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