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Advice: Nutrition

Recipes, dietary tips, feeding tubes, bowels and constipation

  • Living With a Feeding Tube

    Living With a Feeding Tube

    What is a feeding tube? A feeding tube delivers a nutrient feed directly into the stomach or intestine. This allows an adult with a muscle-weakening condition to meet their nutritional needs without chewing or swallowing…

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  • The Nutrition Timeline for People with DMD

    The Nutrition Timeline for People with DMD

    As Duchenne progresses, nutritional issues also change. It’s important to ensure that people’s nutritional needs are met, whilst recognising that being overweight and being underweight carry health issues for people with DMD Childhood During childhood,…

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  • How to Eat a Healthy Diet

    How to Eat a Healthy Diet

    In general, adults with neuromuscular disorders should strive to have a healthy diet balanced in energy, protein, fluid, calcium, vitamin D, and other nutrients. Adults should aim to include a variety of foods from the…

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  • Nutritional and Dietary Supplements

    Nutritional and Dietary Supplements

    Nutraceuticals and dietary supplements are products made from natural food sources that are believed to have health benefits beyond their basic nutritional value. They can come in different forms, such as pills, fortified foods, or…

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  • Maintaining a Healthy Weight

    Maintaining a Healthy Weight

    Energy balance is an important concept for understanding weight management. The body uses energy all the time, even when at rest or sleep. Energy balance is when the energy obtained from diet (measured in calories)…

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  • Managing Bowels and Constipation

    Managing Bowels and Constipation

    Constipation is a common symptom for both children and adults with muscle-weakening conditions. This can be very uncomfortable and dangerous if untreated, as it can lead to bowel impaction. Although comparatively less studied than the muscles involved in chewing…

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