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  • How we can help with Malnutrition?

    MED PASS® Fortified Nutritional Shake This is a calorie and protein dense beverage, fortified with vitamins and minerals for extra nutrition. It delivers a boost of nutrition in a reduced portion size for diminished appetites. MED PASS® 2.0 beverages are designed to add important nutrition for those who are unable to meet their daily needs. Available in three great tasting flavors and one ideal for diabetics.
  • What are the recommendations for Malnutrition?

    A healthy appetite and good nutrition are the important first steps to improving nutritional intake and preventing malnutrition.

    Here are some tips to remember:

    • If filling up quickly is a problem, eat 5 or 6 smalls meals a day
    • Meals should be consumed in a pleasant environment and include family and friends
    • Eat a balanced diet, with plenty of fruits and vegetables
    • Get 20-35 grams of fiber every day
    • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water
    • Increase your physical activity

    Following these recommendations can sometimes be a challenge for persons with adverse health conditions. HormelHealth Labs offers solutions to help you meet your nutritional care plan.

  • What are the symptoms of Malnutrition?

    General malnutrition often develops slowly, over months or years. As the body's stores of nutrients are depleted, changes begin to happen at the cellular level and biochemical processes are affected. Symptoms do vary with the specific malnutrition-related disorder.

    Early symptoms include fatigue, irritability, and lethargy. As protein deprivation continues, growth failure, loss of muscle mass, generalized swelling (edema), and decreased immunity occur.

  • What can cause Malnutrition?

    As you age your body is often less able to absorb nutrients. It is often less able to absorb nutrients. This is due in part to decreased stomach acid production and one or more ailments that may affect your nutritional status.

  • How big is the problem of Malnutrition?

    • It is estimated that up to 15 percent of community-dwelling and ambulatory aging adults are malnourished.
    • It is estimated that up to 44 percent of home bound patients are malnourished.
    • Malnutrition affects one in four aging adults.
    • Protein-energy malnutrition occurs in 50 percent of surgical patients.
    • Protein-energy malnutrition occurs in 48 percent of hospital patients.
  • THICK & EASY® Products: Making Swallowing Easier

    Now it's easy to find nutritious, flavorful foods with the right texture for a modified diet. Hormel Health Labs continues to expand its product line to offer the most extensive group of products for individuals with swallowing disorders, known as dysphagia. No one else in the world offers such a broad product line to treat dysphagia. From purees to thickened beverages and everything in between, we've got you covered! Continue reading

  • Swallowing Disorders

    Imagine never being able to eat your favorite foods. Never again enjoying a chicken dinner, a hot dog … or even that first cup of coffee in the morning. That is what a multitude of people face each year; people who suffer from some degree of swallowing impairment, or dysphagia. The effects can be devastating, emotionally and nutritionally. And when a patient stops eating, or eats food not properly prepared it can even be life threatening. Continue reading

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