Parenteral Nutrition

Parenteral nutrition (PN) is the feeding of a person intravenously, bypassing the usual process of eating and digestion. The person receives nutritional formulae that contain nutrients such as glucose, salts, amino acids, lipids and added vitamins and dietary minerals. It is called total parenteral nutrition (TPN)

This form of nutrition is used to help people who can’t or shouldn’t get their core nutrients from food. It’s often used for people with following

  • Track 1-1 Crohn’s disease
  • Track 2-2 Short bowel syndrome
  • Track 3-3 Ischemic bowel disease

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