Healthcare professionals recommend feeding tubes to help patients get the required nutrients. Insufficient nutrients in the body attract the following risks:
Reduced strength and energy
Intake of insufficient proteins and calories causes tiredness, and this impacts the general wellbeing of the body. In the end, physical and muscle strength starts diminishing.
Weakened immune system
The gut from part of the body immunity system. Poor nutrition results in a weak immune system.
Taking insufficient calories than the body needs leads to weight loss making sick people worsen their health conditions and poor response to treatment.
Tube feeding mitigates these risks as they offer an alternative way to provide the body with essential nutrients. This improves energy, immunity system, and prevents weight loss. For many patients, the eating tube is the only alternative that keeps them alive.