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For those on IV tpn--- are patients still hungry or does appetite get relieved?
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Dr. Richard Mangus
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Partially relieved
Appetite is a complex sensation that comes from the brain.
Your brain may sense hunger if you have an empty stomach or from low blood glucose levels. Appetite may be "turned off" if you have eaten or if your blood glucose levels are high. Appetite is also decreased in times of stress such as illness or injury. Therefore, TPN may decrease appetite as the brain will sense higher glucose levels.

In brief: Partially relieved
Appetite is a complex sensation that comes from the brain.
Your brain may sense hunger if you have an empty stomach or from low blood glucose levels. Appetite may be "turned off" if you have eaten or if your blood glucose levels are high. Appetite is also decreased in times of stress such as illness or injury. Therefore, TPN may decrease appetite as the brain will sense higher glucose levels.
Dr. Richard Mangus
Dr. Richard Mangus
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: TPN
Appetite wil not be relieved as satiety is a reflex function of a full stomach.

In brief: TPN
Appetite wil not be relieved as satiety is a reflex function of a full stomach.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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