How do I… PEG feed?

Aspergillosis patients can sometimes have trouble maintaining a healthy weight. If your weight drops dangerously low, your doctor may suggest gastronomical tube feeding in order to try and help you put on some weight.

A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube will be surgically inserted and will take up to a few weeks to heal completely. You will be shown how to use the PEG tube to feed yourself and how to clean and maintain the site and equipment.

Detailed information and FAQs can be found in this booklet.

Click here to listen to one of our patients talk about how PEG feeding helped them.

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