Enteral Feeding

Enteral Feeding or tube feeding means providing the users with nutritionally complete feed, including minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, fats, and water directly into their stomach, jejunum, or duodenum. It is helpful for individuals who cannot chew, drink, or swallow anything in the normal way. Enteral nutrcv ition can be recommended to both children and adults. Children may require enteral feeding for a variety of conditions like malnutrition, metabolic disorders, increased energy requirement (eg. cystic fibrosis), and neuromuscular disorders. At Patient Room, we offer a variety of enteral feeding products including feeding tubes, tube feeding formulas, enteral pumps, and enteral pump sets. Check out our wide collection manufactured by the big names of the industry like Nestle Nutrition, Abbott, Kimberly-Clark, Covidien, etc.

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Who require Enteral Feeding?

Enteral feeding is recommended for the following people: 

  • Patients who are unable to consume food via the mouth. For example, people in an unconscious or semiconscious state. 

  • Patients with severe pancreatitis, without pseudocyst or fistula complication. 

  • Patients who refuse food. For example, individuals with psychosis. 

  • Postoperative patients with limited oral intake. 

  • Patients whose mouth or oesophagus conditions make swallowing difficult or impossible. For example, surgery of the mouth, fracture of the jaw, paralysis of face and throat, etc. 

  • Patients who are too weak to swallow food. 

  • Patients who cannot take a large amount of food orally due to conditions like severe burns, acute and chronic infections, malnutrition, terminal malignancy, and prematurity. 

  • Patients with the inability to retain food due to anorexia nervosa and vomiting. 

  • Critically ill patients.

Advantages of Tube Feeding

  • All the necessary nutrients and medications can be supplied in the right amount to the patients. 

  • Large amounts of fluid can be given easily with safety. 

  • Stomach may be aspirated whenever required. 

  • Drip method can be used to prevent stomach overloading. 

  • Dangers of parenteral feeding can be avoided. 

  • May be continued for weeks without any harm to the patients.