Crohn's Disease Symptoms:

Crohn's disease symptoms can range from mild to severe and impact people differently. As with many chronic diseases, there are times when patients experience no symptoms and others when  the symptoms are more active. With a range of possible warning signs that can vary from patient to patient, knowing what to look for is important.  
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloody stool
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Appetite loss
  • Persistent diarrhea
  • Unexplained fever
  • Kidney stones

Crohn's Disease Risk Factors:

The exact cause of Crohn's is unknown, but certain risk factors have been identified including:  
  • Immune deficiency
  • Family history
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Ethnicity (Caucasians are most likely to suffer from Crohn's disease)
  • Age (most people are diagnosed before they turn 30)

Crohn’s Disease Treatment 

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Enteral Nutrition Therapy

We offer a medical nutrition support program designed in cooperation with you and your practitioner. This includes various nutrition products, a wide range of feeding tube supplies, and equipment suited to your needs. Lincare also provides education and clinical  support related to your treatment.

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Oral Nutrition Supplements

We offer oral nutrition supplements as prescribed by your practitioner, as well as assistance from our registered dietitians. Patients we can assist include, but are not limited to: 

Patients who need a hydrolyzed/peptide formula due to absorption issues 
Patients with increased protein needs who would benefit from a protein supplement Patients who cannot get adequate calories through food and would benefit from a high calorie supplement

 

How Lincare Can Help

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"Congratulations on a wonderful staff in your Farmingdale, New York, office. They are caring, helpful, and always willing to listen to my problems and advise me of a possible solution."

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Devices We Provide Include:

  • Kangaroo® Feeding Pump 
    Delivers continuous or intermittent feeding and automatic flushing capabilities.
  • Moog Feeding Pump 
    Mobile nutrition delivery system that allows patients to adhere to a prescribed feeding regimen.
  • IV Poles 
    Used to secure feeding pumps and bags.
  • Feeding Pump Backpack 
    Specialized bag to carry your feeding pump and accessories.
  • G Tubes 
    Gastronomy tubes carry food to the stomach through the abdominal wall.
  • NG Tubes 
    Nasogastric tubes carry food and medicine to the stomach through the nose.
  • Mic-Key Button 
    A low-profile gastronomy tube that allows patients to receive medicine and fluids into the stomach.
  • MiniONE® Balloon Button 
    A silicone device that is inserted into the gastronomy site to provide direct feeding to the stomach.
  • Extensions 
    Devices that attach to a feeding tube to assist with getting nutrition from a syringe or bag into the stomach.
  • Protein Supplements 
    Supplements that increase the protein intakes of nutritionally deficient patients.
  • Standard Formulas 
    Formulas that are designed for adult and pediatric patients who have normal digestion.
  • Specialty Formulas 
    Designed for those with special nutritional needs for conditions like diabetes, respiratory disease, or kidney failure.
  • Pediatric Formulas 
    Specialized enteral nutrition for children with gastrointestinal conditions.
  • Infant Formulas 
    Specialized enteral nutrition for infants with gastrointestinal conditions.
  • Syringes
    Used for enteral delivery of fluids and medications.
  • Gravity Bags
    Used to administer enteral nutrition, fluids, or medication.
  • Feed/Flush Bags
    Used to provide accurate and reliable delivery of nutrition.
  • Single Formula Bags
    Used to administer enteral nutrition, fluids, or medication
 

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