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What should patients with sepsis eat?
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: What they can
The real answer depends on how ill you are.
.. If the patient is awake and her bowels are working, and can eat safely without aspirating, a balanced meal (meat, vegetables, carbs) is a sound idea. Many people with sepsis are too ill to eat on their own; there is some data to support using special tube feeds in sepsis, but not enough for that to be the standard of care.

In brief: What they can
The real answer depends on how ill you are.
.. If the patient is awake and her bowels are working, and can eat safely without aspirating, a balanced meal (meat, vegetables, carbs) is a sound idea. Many people with sepsis are too ill to eat on their own; there is some data to support using special tube feeds in sepsis, but not enough for that to be the standard of care.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Depends
It's more important what you eat before you get sick than after. Diets high in omega 3 fatty acids are protective against sepsis.
Once sepsis occurs there is evidence that tube feedings high in omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants may improve clinical outcomes.

In brief: Depends
It's more important what you eat before you get sick than after. Diets high in omega 3 fatty acids are protective against sepsis.
Once sepsis occurs there is evidence that tube feedings high in omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants may improve clinical outcomes.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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