If your doctor tells you that you need to have an eating tube, it will be a lot to handle and it will change your life.
If you have a condition like Parkinson’s or another critical illness like cancer, it might be difficult for you to swallow or chew food. If this is the case, a feeding tube can help to keep you as healthy as possible and give you the nutrition that your body needs. It also lowers the risk of choking.
It depends on your situation, but generally, the tube will go through your nose into your intestines or stomach. The good news is that you do not require surgery to insert the tube.
Feeding tubes can be very uncomfortable and painful, so you will need to adjust the way you sleep. You will also need to set aside time to maintain and clean the tube.