Nutrition For A Cerebral -Palsy Patient.
In many articles that have been written, it is an important idea to be aware of your BMR which simply stands for Basal Metabolic Rate. It is essential because it will help achieve a weight loss program. Knowledge is power and those people who are well informed have been able to do it with an ease.
If we have information on the amount of food that we should eat and how active we are we will be able to balance them and have the right health status. For those who want to lose weight, they are supposed to take a less amount of food and do a lot of work-outs. This will be enabled by our understanding of what our bodies need each and every day. The question to ask ourselves is how we can use BMR to achieve this.
Patients that have cerebral palsy conditions will in most cases have a challenge in their eating habits. The said condition is known to affect the coordination of the muscles in the body and as we know it is important when it comes to feeding. And since the condition cannot be reversed, the patients experience a long-term problem in their daily lives. These patients will mostly experience a problem in their body posture, the movement of their body and others will have a problem during standing. The patients will not be able to take care of themselves and therefore will be accompanied by a person to take care of them accomplish this.
As chewing the food involves the movement of muscles in the jaws and since the patients have a problem with their muscles, it becomes a serious challenge. In children for example, the caregiver will have to feed the child until he gets the adequate amount of calories they need for their general growth and development.
However, after eating the food that is thought to benefit the child, it may fail to benefit the child. Those that have a higher rate of muscle contraction will burn a lot of calories. This in return will lead to excess usage of the sugars in the body. Therefore, it may sometimes need a professional who will assess and determine the amount or level of care a child requires.
Tube feeding is one of the methods that can be used to enable the child get the necessary amount of calories. A therapist will assess the health of a child and decide what nutrients it should be fed with.
Some people will doubt as to whether tube feeding is the best way of feeding a cerebral palsy suffering child. As a result, cases of diarrhea, vomiting intestinal discomfort may also arise.