Tube feedings can help kids with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) | (VIDEO)
Dr. Ben Gold at GI Care of Kids tells more-
Dr. Ben Gold is a pediatric gastroenterologist at GI Care for Kids in Atlanta and is currently president-elect of NASPGHAN, the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
Kids with Crohn's disease or Ulcerative colitis (Inflammatory bowel disease) often have increased nutritional needs. IBD medications may help, but attention to what the kids are eating. Special diets have been used as well to try to improve the intestinal bacteria and surface to help healing. Dr. Ben Gold, a pediatric gastroenterologist at GI Care for Kids, discusses how tube feedings can be used as treatment first starts or to calm the intestine when the disease is active.
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