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89 year old male, suffering from body pain and not able to eat properly

My father ,89, is unwell and not able to eat properly for the last 10 day My father ,89, is unwell and not able to eat properly for the last 10 days or so and is getting weaker.He complains of pain in the body.All his organs are normal otherwise and he has no chronic desease.Please suggest.
Asked On : Sat, 15 Jan 2011
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Why isnt he able to eat. Is there any nausea, gastric upset, or a problem in his teeth....?
If he is unable to take solid (for any reason), you may give him liquid or semisolid like milk, khichdi, dalia, juices etc at frequenty intervals.
For critially ill patients who are unable to take food, a tube can be inserted through the food pipe right into the stomach, I hope he doesnt NEED that.
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