Feeding Tube

A feeding tube is a flexible plastic tube placed into your stomach or bowel to help you get nutrition when you’re unable to eat as well as you need to. You may have a condition like Parkinson’s disease that makes it hard for you to chew or swallow.

Feeding Tube

Depending on your situation, the tube will run either through your nose or mouth or directly into your stomach or intestines. You don’t need surgery for a nasal or mouth tube. They’re often used if the need is temporary. You’ll need surgery for the other types of tubes.

 A feeding tube can be uncomfortable and even painful sometimes. You’ll need to adjust your sleeping position and make extra time to clean and maintain your tube and to handle any complications.

Still, you can do most things as you always have. You can go out to restaurants with friends, have sex, and exercise. A feeding tube can remain in place as long as you need it. Some people stay on one for life.

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