Nutrition-Related Complications

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Alterations in the central or peripheral nervous system can result in delayed gastric emptying, prolongation of intestinal transit time, and differential nutritional processing. Neurogenic bowel has a significant impact on the quality of life of individuals with SCI, causing morbidity and even death (Correa & Rotter 2000). The following section discusses the research on nutrition-related complications following SCI.