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Is it normal for a feeding tube to be used for pulmonary fibrosis?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: No

In cases of severe weight loss a feeding tube might be considered.
It is unlikely to help.

In brief: No

In cases of severe weight loss a feeding tube might be considered.
It is unlikely to help.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Frank Mayo
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: No

Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive lung disorder not affecting swallowing.
Occasionally a feeding tube for nutritional support can be used in far advanced disease.

In brief: No

Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive lung disorder not affecting swallowing.
Occasionally a feeding tube for nutritional support can be used in far advanced disease.
Dr. Frank Mayo
Dr. Frank Mayo
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