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The risks of using a G-Tube

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:48 am
by healthinmotion
Hello everyone,

I wanted to discuss the risks of giving your child a G-tube. For many parents of children with special needs, difficulties in swallowing and moving the mouth can often be a serious issue. Thats why some children have gastric feeding tubes–also known as G-tubes–inserted into their digestive tract through a small incision in their abdomens. This tube allows one to feed a child certain formulas to fulfill his nutritional needs. Some possible complications which may occur include, mechanical injury, irritation, and Peritonitis, resulting in more serious health issues. To have a greater understanding of all the complications and how G-tubes may affect therapy, click the link below.