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Living Well with a Feeding Tube

Tuesday, January 8, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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By: Lisa Esposito

US News and World Report, 1/04/19 

 

NEARLY 450,000 Americans with swallowing or digestive problems manage tube feedings – also called home enteral nutrition – on their own. Some have temporary feeding tubes, while others leave the hospital with feeding tubes surgically placed for the foreseeable future.

Veteran users or "tubies" accept long-term feeding tubes as the best or only way to nourish themselves. Many resume school, work and social lives that were once threatened by severe weight loss and malnutrition. For them, getting a feeding tube means getting their active lives back.

 

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