The Nutricia portfolio of science-based nutritional solutions is designed to positively impact health through food for people who need it most, and at the most critical times of their lives, from the first 1000 days and onwards into old age.
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There are many challenges that preterm infants are faced with. As HCPs, it is crucial to be aware of these potential challenges and the mechanisms that could help in reducing the impact of these, both in the short and long term.
Lots of different factors can contribute to malnutrition. Some conditions can make it difficult to eat and get enough nutrients. This can lead to disease related malnutrition, a condition that develops when a person’s diet doesn’t give them the right amount of energy (calories), protein and other nutrients.
Alzheimer’s disease is a complex condition that can affect people in different ways. The earliest symptom of Alzheimer’s disease is usually short term memory loss. Later symptoms can typically include difficulty with planning and problem solving, and sometimes problems with low mood.
COPD is the name used to describe a number of lung related conditions that affect the airways and make it difficult to breathe. Conditions like emphysema and chronic bronchitis cause inflammation and damage to the airways, and cause them to get narrower. People with COPD can suffer from malnutrition.
People with cancer can become malnourished for many reasons, this can include reduced food intake, malabsorption, metabolic disturbances and abnormal inﬂammatory responses. Some of these can be to do with the cancer itself, while others are related to medication, treatment and / or side eﬀects.
Tube feeding is a way of your body getting the nutrition it needs. Tube feed is a liquid form of nourishment that's delivered to your body through a flexible tube. The nutrients within the tube feed are similar to what you would get from normal food, and are also digested in the same way.
Some people are born with a genetic disorder that prevents the body from processing certain nutrients properly. The term inherited metabolic disorder covers a wide range of conditions including disorders related to fat, carbohydrate and protein.