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Handbook for Mortals : Tube Feeding (Fluids and Food)

Potential benefits of not using tube feedings and IVís

Less fluid in the lungs Easier to breathe
Less fluid in the throat Less need for suctioning
Less pressure on tumors Less pain
Less frequent urination Sheets can be changed less frequently
Less risk of skin breakdown and bedsores
Increase in the body's natural pain-relieving hormones Increased comfort and less pain

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