Muslim Patients can keep fast in Ramadan if they get proper consultation from their physicians: Expert advise.

ISLAMABAD -- While stressing on the benefits of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan, health specialist Sunday advised the people suffering from major ailment to consult their nutritionist before fasting in holy month to make adjustments to diet and their insulin and medication doses.

Patients with diabetes and Heart who chose to fast during the holy month should be educated about how to adjust their medications and be prepared to break the fast if necessary, says Specialist Prof Yaqoob Ahmadani talking to private news channel.

He encouraged citizens to avoid heat exhaustion in Ramadan by drinking enough water between sunset and sunrise.

'Water is one of the best fluids for proper hydration as it does not contain added sugars or caffeine which can actually increase dehydration,' he added.

He also clarifies some common myths that circulate due to lack of knowledge that diabetic and kidney patients with mild to moderate disease, those with cardiovascular issues as well as diabetics could keep fast in Ramadan without any trouble if they get prior consultation and education from their physicians.

He said patients should get their medicines doses adjusted, monitor their health in the holy month and eat balanced diet with plenty of water to keep themselves hydrated from Iftaar till Sehri.

Dr Yaqoob further said in recent Diabetic Conference held in Karachi all Islamic scholars give detail about the benefits of fasting for patients.

He said fasting results in reduction in cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and weight loss which ultimately lowers the risk of heart attack and other complications of the cardiovascular disease.

Fasting helps in better management of hypertension and if blood pressure is lowered by two...

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