ALS Association Emphasizes Importance of Feeding Tubes

ALS Association Emphasizes Importance of Feeding Tubes

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ALS Association Emphasizes Importance of Feeding Tubes

To commemorate Feeding Tube Awareness Week, the ALS Association recently highlighted the benefits of feeding tubes in the lives of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The association recalled a previous interview with two feeding tube experts at the ALS Center of Excellence at Hennepin Healthcare, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and shared it on its weekly podcast, Connecting ALS. Most ALS patients develop swallowing problems, which can lead to coughing and choking, malnutrition, dehydration, and weight loss, while increasing…

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