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My dad has a feeding tube and is having trouble getting his pressure sores to heal. Are the two related?

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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Adequate nutrition is essential to heal any kind of wound.
That your father has a feeding tube implies that he needs more nutrition than he can get by feeding himself. That said, it is also essential to keep pressure off the pressure sore to promote healing. Some pressure sores are deep enough that they will never heal without a surgical procedure, but adequate nutrition is necessary to heal that.

In brief: Possibly

Adequate nutrition is essential to heal any kind of wound.
That your father has a feeding tube implies that he needs more nutrition than he can get by feeding himself. That said, it is also essential to keep pressure off the pressure sore to promote healing. Some pressure sores are deep enough that they will never heal without a surgical procedure, but adequate nutrition is necessary to heal that.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Nutrition improves healing of ulcer - protein supplementation esp arginine, citrulline helps in addition give zinc, vit c, multivitamin, vitamin k2.

In brief: Yes

Nutrition improves healing of ulcer - protein supplementation esp arginine, citrulline helps in addition give zinc, vit c, multivitamin, vitamin k2.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Distantly.

The feeding tube implies some form of nutrional support is needed [for many possible different reasons].
The pressure sores will not heal or improve if his nutrition is poor.

In brief: Distantly.

The feeding tube implies some form of nutrional support is needed [for many possible different reasons].
The pressure sores will not heal or improve if his nutrition is poor.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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