Gastrointestinal (GI) diseases refer to diseases involving the gastrointestinal tract, namely the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and rectum, and the accessory organs of digestions, the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. Loss of gut integrity from metabolic stress and illness goes hand in hand with malnutrition by causing loss of appetite, diarrhea, decreased absorption of nutrients, and increased intestinal gut permeability. Increased intestinal gut permeability allows for microbial translocation and may lead to sepsis. Those at risk for malnutrition are also at risk for compromised gut function. It should be of no surprise that in patients with impaired gut function, standard enteral formulas are not well tolerated.
In a study by Meredith et al. comparing the incidence of tube feeding related diarrhea in 2 groups of ICU patients, the researchers found that 44% of the group on a standard, intact protein formula had diarrhea versus 0% in the group on a therapeutic, peptide-based formula.
Evia Nutrition brings to you a complete peptide based semi-elemental formula – Semital enriched with Omega3 and 6 fatty acids that is specially formulated to meet the nutritional needs of severe GI compromised patients.
Pack Size: 500g
Semital is lactose, gluten and sugar free. Therefore, Semital is ideal for patients who may suffer from diarrhoea due to lactose intolerance and safe for those patients who may have gluten sensitivity and diabetes.
NOT FOR PARENTERAL USE: This product is a medical food intended for use under medical supervision. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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