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How to calculate calorie needs for bedridden pt with only the condition and age given?

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Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Age, sex, activity: Calorie requirements are calculated based on the age, male or female and the activity level. For a bedridden person use the sedentary calorie. Since everyone's metabolism is different monitor weight and adjust as necessary.
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