Some other Potential Health Complications and Possible Remedies in Ramadan
Other common diseases such as high blood pressure and asthma are controlled using medications that need to be taken regularly every day of the year. This is necessary in order to avoid possible complications from inadequate control of disease, such as a stroke or "an asthma attack". A consultation with your doctor should provide an opportunity to discuss any potential options of completing a fast safely, whilst continuing to control your disease.
Constipation could be a very irritating problem for the person undertaking a fast. Maintaining good hydration outside the fast, eating healthily, with lots of fruit and vegetables in your diet, increasing the fibre content using bran and being active, all help to keep your bowel motions as regular as would otherwise be expected. If the problem persists, a short course of bulk laxatives may help.
Lack of food and water, changes of routine and shorter periods of sleep can all collude to increase stress levels. Hence it is important to address any potential sources of stress in order to minimise harmful effects. This can be helped by not taking on more than you can reasonably handle, not playing sports in the hot sun, controlling your anger in advance and abstaining from smoking.
Strange, but true! For the unwary, or those lacking in caution, food consumed during the pre-dawn and dusk meals may lead to some unintended indulgence. Obesity is an epidemic in the making, and has numerous complications in its own right. It is ironic that you are able to become overweight or obese while you are fasting. But if you do not approach the fast with discipline and will, the opportunity to lose weight and become healthier is wasted.
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