Tube feeding and PEG/PIG

Motor neuron disease can affect your ability to eat. This can result in weight loss, chest infections and increased time taken to finish meals. You and your doctor may have discussed the possibility of having a feeding tube (also known as a PEG, PIG or RIG) placed, which delivers liquid feed directly into your stomach.

Naturally you’ll have many questions about having a feeding tube, and possibly some worries as well.

Our myTube website contains thorough information and guidance regarding feeding tubes. myTube was created in collaboration with people living with MND/ALS who helped to turn research and clinical guidance into an educational resource relevant to everyday life. Hearing their experiences can help you to make your own choice about whether to have a feeding tube fitted. myTube also offers an insight into living with a tube.