The husband of a client asks the nurse about the proteinrestricted diet ordered because of advanced liver disease. What statement by the nurse would best explain the purpose of the diet?
“Most people have too much protein in their diets. The amount of this diet is better
“Because of portal hyperemesis, the blood flows around the liver and ammonia made from protein collects in the brain causing hallucinations.”
“The liver heals better with a high carbohydrates diet rather than protein.”
“The liver cannot rid the body of ammonia that is made by the breakdown of protein in the digestive system.”