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
    forliver healing.”

  • “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.”