The nurse is teaching a client who experiences difficulty eating about different diets that are modified according to consistency. On a follow-up visit, the nurse finds that the client has developed constipation. Which diet would the nurse suspect for causing constipation in the client?
1.) Full liquids
2.) Clear liquids
3.) Pureed diet
4.) Mechanical soft diet
Correct Option/Answers: 4
Option 1: Full liquids do not provide a balanced diet. However, it supplies adequate water content to the body. Therefore, it helps to relieve constipation.
Option 2: Clear liquids cannot provide proteins, calories, and other nutrients to the client. However, they can be used for constipation because of high water content.
Option 3: A pureed diet is a blended diet and is easy to eat. It is used for clients who have difficulty in swallowing food.
Option 4: A mechanical soft diet is rich in nutrients but lacks fiber. Therefore, its intake may cause an increased risk of constipation.