Weight Gain for Burn Patients

Burns are one of the most common injuries that our largest, protective organ – our skin – may endure.  When we experience burns, our metabolic rate increases but significant weight loss is preventable with some nutrition support and increased calories.1

Dietary needs increase in direct relation to the amount of skin that is harmed.  It is published that a burn covering 20% or more of the total body surface area will INCREASE CALORIE DEMANDS by 1.5 to 2 times of the normal amount.    In most cases, the burn patient will be given a high calorie, high protein diet that will help to keep up nutrients that are quickly depleted as the body works very hard to rebuild itself.2

Dietitians supplement protein for the burn patient to assist the body to repair the skin and maintain its immune system and muscle.

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