Diet in patients with advanced cancer care

By | January 1, 2012

The interference of the symptoms of advanced cancer patients and the emotional impact of the program side effects of cancer treatment (surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy side effects) can cause loss of appetite.Diet in patients with advanced cancer care, for which medical staff should be based on the patient's clinical presentation, appropriate care to supplement dietary nutrients, to maintain the body's normal physiological function.
Diet care in advanced cancer patients 1. To be able to eat by mouth patients should be encouraged to eat. Eat small meals often to the principle of protein per day 1.5-2g/kg general terms, the daily heat up 167.5-188.41kJ/kg (40-45kca/kg) to maintain the metabolic needs of the body and tumors. Of dysphagia in patients with soft food or liquid diet is appropriate, may moderate consumption of dairy drinks in order to increase protein and calories.
2 diet care in advanced cancer patients. For patients not eating by mouth
(1) nasal: nasal feeding content to appropriate elements of diet. Elements diet containing amino acids, simple sugars, fatty acids, vitamins, inorganic salts and trace elements. Preparation of the body can also be the condition of patients required nutrients.
(2) parenteral nutrition therapy (TPN): Total parenteral nutrition in the past, also called "parenteral nutrition", the use of peripheral vein or central vein to enter the patient concentrated form all the nutrients needed, including a wealth of energy, All or part of the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids, essential amino acids, vitamins, electrolytes and trace elements to supplement the body's energy needs, reduce catabolism, promote tissue synthesis and updates.

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