Common Types Of Eating Tubes
The eating tube is a medical device used to feed and provide nutrition to the sick. Doctors use eating tubes as an alternative to serving people who need nutrition supplementation. Most tubes are placed and passed through the nose. Here are the most common types of eating tubes.
Nasojejunal Feeding Tubes.
This eating tube is passed through the nostril, down the oesophagus, through the stomach, and into the jejunum. The jejunum is the middle section of the small intestines. This practice is purely carried and monitored in hospitals.
Nasogastric Feeding Tubes
They are good for short term use. The tube is passed through the nostril, down the oesophagus into the stomach.
Gastric Feeding Tube.
Also known as gastronomy, this eating tube is good for long term nutrition. It involves making a small incision in the abdomen directed into the stomach.
Eating tubes requires professionals to do carry out the process. Above are the most common applied types of eating tubes.