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Why should a nurse encourage a client with a wound to consume foods high in vitamin C?

Why should a nurse encourage a client with a wound to consume foods high in vitamin C?

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A. It restores the inflammatory response.
B. It enhances oxygen transport to tissues.
C. It reduces edema.
D. It enhances protein synthesis.

This question is part of basic physical care (part 2)

Asked by Ryan, Last updated: Sep 19, 2020

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J. Shatner

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J. Shatner
J. Shatner, Content writer, Boston

Answered Oct 23, 2018

Vitamin C has a unique role because it aids in the synthesis of one protein, which is collagen. About one-fourth of all protein in your body consists of collagen, which is a very strong protein used to build and strengthen the skin, blood vessels, connective tissues, bones, and teeth. It also assists in wound healing.

It behaves as an antioxidant and protects against damage by reactive molecules found in free radicals. Vitamin C also helps to improve immunity. It is essential for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body.

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H. Jones

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H. Jones, Web Content Writer, San Antonio,

Answered Oct 11, 2018

Option D - it enhances protein synthesis

Vitamin C should be encouraged in the client with wound because it enhances protein synthesis especially collagen which is needed for wound healing.

Hemostasis is responsible for restoring inflammatory response and reducing edema. Hemoglobin is responsible for oxygen transport to tissue. The function of vitamin C here is that it enhances protein synthesis.

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John Smith

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Answered Sep 09, 2016

Enhances protein synthesis.-rationale: the client should be encouraged to consume foods high in vitamin c because vitamin c is essential for protein synthesis, an important part of wound healing. hemostasis is responsible for the inflammatory response and reducing edema. hemoglobin is responsible for oxygen transport.client needs category: physiological integrityclient needs subcategory: basic care and comfortcognitive level: knowledgereference: taylor, c., et al. fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing care, 6th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 1189.
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