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Feeding Tubes

  • Many people have feeding tubes in the early stages
  • A feeding tube reduces your risk of aspiration pneumonia
  • You might have a feeding tube in your nose (called NG tube)
  • You might have a feeding tube in your stomach (called PEG tube)
  • The feeding tube helps you stay nourished
  • The feeding tube helps you stay hydrated
  • The feeding tube can come out if / when your swallow gets better

 
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