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What Are the Dangers of a Feeding Tube in the Elderly?

Posted Dec 19 2010 8:49pm
By Samantha Bunch, eHow Contributor

Feeding tubes may be given to the elderly when they are unable to eat normally. Many times with age, the muscles in the throat will gradually cease to work. There are several potential complications related to having a feeding tube.

Read more: What Are the Dangers of a Feeding Tube in the Elderly? eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_5761198_dangers-feeding-tube-elderly_.html#ixzz18c27FbCL
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