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What to ask your doctor about managing your diet

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These are some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Are there any drugs that can boost my appetite?
  • What are the side effects of the drugs?
  • Is it safe to have an alcoholic drink to boost my appetite?
  • Can steroids help me to eat more?
  • What does being fed through a tube mean?
  • What does being fed through a drip mean?
  • What is a central line?
  • Are there any special diets I can use?
  • What alternative therapies have been shown to help people with nutritional problems?
  • Are there things that I can do to help myself eat more?
  • Are there any nourishing drinks that can help me?
  • Is there anything I should avoid?
  • Can I be referred to a dietician?
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Updated: 26 February 2014