Management

Food management

Diet Tube nutrition is a powder, completely soluble in water, colourless and tasteless. It is in the class of counter protein supplements with potassium and vitamins, indicated in cases of reduced dietary intake or in case of an increase in the demand for these nutrients is needed.

The Diet Tube nutritional supplement Food is produced in Miami Fl, according to U.S. standards.



HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR DAILY PROTEIN REQUIREMENT

The amount of food to be administered every day during the Diet Tube treatment cycle is calculated on the basis of the anthropometric data of patient. Small changes may be done according to particular physical daily tasks (work, gym, sports) for each patient.

We calculate the theoretical ideal weight of the patient and multiply it by a factor of 1.2 (for women) and 1.5( for men). The resulting number will indicate the amount of protein to be administered within 24 hours. The solution has to be prepared, with the right amount of protein to be mixed with 2 liters of drinking water.

The infusion should be continued for 24 hours.

In addition to the solution administered by the nasogastric tube the patient should take medication for stomach protection (proton pump inhibitors like lansoprazol, omeprazol, pantoprazol). In addition, every 2 to 3 days patients have to take a laxative, to prevent constipation. The pump can be turned off and disconnected for up to 2 hours per day for bathing, showering etc.

Usually, within 24 to 48 hours after the start of therapy, the patient ketone body level starts to increase and the patient can benefit from the effects generated by this metabolic state. Achievement of an increase in ketone bodies must be proved by urinary tests done daily by the patient at home ( Keturah Test). If in the course of the therapy the patient eats any kind of sugar or carbohydrates, this ketogenic metabolic state immediately stops, with negative effects both on hunger sensation and of course on weight loss. If this is the case the patient takes about 24 hours to get back into the ketogenic metabolic state.



TO BE TAKEN

The doctor will give the patient a personalized list of individual medications to be taken daily.

Usually the protocol provides the prescription of drugs for gastric protection and a laxative.

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