Total parenteral nutrition

What is Total parenteral nutrition?

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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My mom is on tpn at home preparing for a surgery. After 3 days her legs swell up and now they are twice bigger than before... I mentioned...

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Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is an extremely complex subject and this therapy should be preferably given in...

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I have low Magnesium, and am on 6 magnesium 400 mg a day. What could be causing this.

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there are various potential causes

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hypomagnesemia is not a very common finding. It can be caused by various...

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After 4 years of specialists investigations and trials in my gut finding no Crohns or TB So what you suspect with my symptom: ileum ulceration...

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TPN/EEN and if still a trouble surgery

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