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Why would my doctor prescribe total parenteral nutrition for me?
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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice
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In brief: Cant use gut
When you are unable to use your gut to receive food, post op, inflammation, short bowel and many other causes, the food is given in the veins as total parenteral nutrition.
People on chemotherapy, do not tolerate nutrition well in their gut and also benefit from parenteral nutrition. Ask your doctor what about your condition and transplant is the reason for parenteral nutrition

In brief: Cant use gut
When you are unable to use your gut to receive food, post op, inflammation, short bowel and many other causes, the food is given in the veins as total parenteral nutrition.
People on chemotherapy, do not tolerate nutrition well in their gut and also benefit from parenteral nutrition. Ask your doctor what about your condition and transplant is the reason for parenteral nutrition
Dr. Martin Fried
Dr. Martin Fried
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Dr. Richard Mangus
Surgery - Transplant
In brief: Intestine failure
Tpn is the primary therapy for intestinal failure - a condition that exists when your intestine cannot provide enough nutrition and fluid to support life.
You may be malnourished or dehydrated and require TPN for a short time. However, in certain situations, TPN can be required long term and may be permanent. In those instances, you may consider intestine transplantation.

In brief: Intestine failure
Tpn is the primary therapy for intestinal failure - a condition that exists when your intestine cannot provide enough nutrition and fluid to support life.
You may be malnourished or dehydrated and require TPN for a short time. However, in certain situations, TPN can be required long term and may be permanent. In those instances, you may consider intestine transplantation.
Dr. Richard Mangus
Dr. Richard Mangus
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Dr. Robin Larabee
Pediatrics
In brief: Intestinal problem
Tpn is nutrition given via an iv.
It is quite tricky, and only used in cases where the intestinal tract is very, very impaired.

In brief: Intestinal problem
Tpn is nutrition given via an iv.
It is quite tricky, and only used in cases where the intestinal tract is very, very impaired.
Dr. Robin Larabee
Dr. Robin Larabee
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