Parenteral Nutrition (IV)
Parenteral nutrition is a method of receiving nutrients that bypasses your digestive system. People who are unable to use their digestive systems due to a medical condition can receive nutrition intravenously via an IV catheter, either temporarily or permanently. Parenteral nutrition can be supplemental (partial) or complete (total parenteral nutrition).
What exactly is TATIONIL Glutathione and what is it used for?
Parenteral nutrition refers to intravenous feeding (through a vein). The term “parenteral” refers to “outside of the digestive tract.” Unlike enteral nutrition, which is administered via a tube to the stomach or small intestine, parenteral nutrition bypasses your entire digestive system, from mouth to anus. Certain medical conditions may need parenteral nutrition for an extended period of time. Some people require it to supplement their diet, while others require it to provide all of their calories intravenously.
What are the benefits of parenteral nutrition?
The primary advantage of parenteral nutrition is to give your gastrointestinal system a chance to heal from severe illness or surgery. For long-term hospital patients, especially geriatric patients who have trouble sustaining their nutritional needs through eating or with enteral nutrition, partial parenteral nutrition can provide an important boost to help their bodies manage their other difficulties. For people with permanently impaired gastrointestinal function, or for extremely premature and sick infants who haven’t yet developed the ability to feed normally, total parenteral nutrition can be life-saving.
The primary benefit of parenteral nutrition is that it allows your gastrointestinal system to heal after a severe illness or surgery. Partial parenteral nutrition can provide an important boost to help their bodies manage their other difficulties for long-term hospital patients, particularly geriatric patients who have difficulty sustaining their nutritional needs through eating or enteral nutrition. Total parenteral nutrition can be life-saving for people with permanently impaired gastrointestinal function or for extremely premature and sick infants who haven’t yet developed the ability to feed normally.
Your healthcare team will continue to monitor your weight and nutrition levels for a while after you successfully weaned from parenteral nutrition to ensure that oral nutrition and hydration are sufficient. Those higher enzyme levels may persist for years if parenteral nutrition caused liver problems. However, your long-term health prospects are favorable if you consume a nutritious and healthy diet.