Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease:

The severity and frequency of symptoms can vary, and people with Inflammatory bowel disease may experience periods of remission followed by flare-ups. Knowing what to look for is important, some common symptoms are:
  • Persistent diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rectal bleeding / bloody stools
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Reduced Appetite

Causes of Inflammatory Bowel Disease:

The exact cause of Inflammatory bowel disease is unknown, but risk factors that have been identified include:

  • Family History
  • Environmental Triggers (virus or bacterial)
  • Abnormal Immune Response
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Age (most people are diagnosed before they turn 30)
  • Ethnicity (Caucasians are most likely to suffer from IBD)

Types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment 

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Enteral Nutrition Therapy

Treatment Type 1

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

Treatment Type 2

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 We Can Help

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Devices We Provide Include

  • 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. 
  • 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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