The nurse is caring for a patient in the advanced stages of cirrhosis. While making menu selections, the nurse should suggest increasing:

Carbohydrates.

Explanation

• The liver normally provides energy to the body through various metabolic functions. In cirrhosis, the patient's need for carbohydrates increases in order to provide sufficient energy for cellular metabolism.

• Protein and fat intake should be limited.

• Fiber intake is important to aid in bowel movement.

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