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HOW DO YOU KEEP FOOD FROM GOING INTO LUNGS

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HOW DO YOU KEEP FOOD FROM GOING INTO LUNGS

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First of all the physical abnormality that is causing you to aspirate food needs to be identified.

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Once this is known then a specific therapy, medicine or treatment can be done.

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Placement of PEG tube directly into your stomach will bypass the vast majority of reasons that food would go down into your lungs and solve the problem

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RickMD : I am online and happy to help you with your question today.
RickMD : First of all the physical abnormality that is causing you to aspirate food needs to be identified.
RickMD : Once this is known then a specific therapy, medicine or treatment can be done.
RickMD : Placement of PEG tube directly into your stomach will bypass the vast majority of reasons that food would go down into your lungs and solve the problem
RickMD : Does this answer your question to your satisfaction?

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

WHAT IS A PEG TUBE AND WHERE OD HOW IS IT INSERTED

A PEG tube is placed by a surgeon through your abdomen and directly into your stomach.

Here is an excellent article that discusses how this is done in detail:

http://www.uhb.nhs.uk/pdf/PiHavingPegInserted.pdf

My grandfather had one for years and it worked great for him.

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