Intravenous feeding

What is Intravenous feeding?

Parenteral nutrition (PN) is feeding a person intravenously, bypassing the usual process of eating and digestion. The person receives nutritional formulae that contain nutrients such as glucose, amino acids, lipids and added vitamins and dietary minerals. It is called total parenteral nutrition (TPN) or total nutrient admixture (TNA) when no significant nutrition is obtained by other routes. It may be called peripheral parenteral nutrition (PPN) when administered through vein access in a limb, rather than through a central vein.

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In the Bible, eating blood is prohibited.
Are blood transfusions the same as eating blood?
The logic used is:
1. If a doctor told you not to drink...

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I would suggest taking this up with a clergy person or spiritual advisor.

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These are good,...

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Hello my dad is 64 years old and was just dx with liver cancer . He has ascites and edema in his right leg. He won t eat anything except for tea...

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Thank you for the query.

Ascites means that the cancer has spread in the abdominal cavity and the liver is failing. Black stools are...

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