ArticleStrategies to Improve Tolerance to Oral & Enteral Nutritional Interventions in COVID-19
B. Ravinder Reddy* , Niyoti Reddy ,
B. Ravinder Reddy*
The present global pandemic due to coronavirus disease 2019 has challenged the health resources as a significant number of afflicted patients need hospitalization including admission to critical care units. Therapeutic nutrition is an essential component of treatment, in addition to the other established therapies. However, the severe gut dysfunction due to viral effects on the digestive tract and the gastrointestinal dysfunction due to critical illness can result in a significant intolerance to oral and enteral feeds. This article reviews the gastrointestinal manifestations and the strategies to improve tolerance to oral and enteral nutritional interventions.
COVID -19, Nutrition, digestive tract, gastrointestinal.