Enteral nutrition therapy is necessary when a functional impairment of the GI System requires specialized formulas delivered through tube feeding to provide adequate nutrition and hydration.
Functional Impairment Diagnoses Include:
>> Stenosis or stricture
Related diagnoses include:
>> Neurological diseases such as ALS and MS
>> Head injury
>> Cancers causing a functional impairment
Usually the patient’s damaged area is bypassed with devices such as G-tube or nasogastric tube or PEG tubes. Formulas provide protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals and sometimes fiber in mixtures specific to patient needs. Most patients only require whole protein formulas with modest carbohydrates and fat concentrations. McLaren Home Infusion follows a formulary, but we will provide the patient with specific products as needed.
Please call McLaren Home Infusion toll-free at (800) 774 6999 or fax a referral form to (810) 496 8835.