Nutritional Support for Crohn's
There may be times when your doctor may recommend nutritional support. This is the use of a nutrient-rich formula that is administered directly into your stomach or small intestine, called enteral nutrition.
The supplement is usually given at night through a feeding tube that leads from your nose to your stomach, or by an opening created in the abdominal wall where a tube can be placed. This allows you to get all the nutrition you need while you sleep and then go about your daily activities during the day.
In some cases, a different type of nutritional support may be used that bypasses the stomach and intestines. Total parenteral nutrition is delivered through a large blood vessel.