7 Diseases that are Susceptible to Attack during Ramadan Fasting

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Fasting is mandatory for Muslims. When fasting, of course a person will not eat or drink from sunrise to sunset.

Fasting certainly affects the body because of the lack of food and drink intake as usual. So what diseases often appear during fasting? The following explanation is quoted on the official website of the Jogjakarta Health Service, Friday (8/3/2024).

1. Ulcer

One disease that is quite popular and often suffered while fasting is stomach ulcers. And this ulcer is very annoying in the middle of the activities you usually do.

To prevent this, consuming fibrous foods and chewing each food 32 times will help digestion work less hard. Start with a warm drink first so your stomach doesn't startle.

It is also recommended that the opening drink not be too sweet. You can also take ulcer medication at dawn or breaking the fast as recommended by your doctor, so that the ulcer does not interfere with your activities.

2. Low blood pressure

What is usually felt when blood pressure drops is excessive sweating, feeling weak, tired, lethargic and like there is no energy. You also usually feel dizzy, especially when you get up, when sitting, and your face tends to be pale.

If left unchecked, fainting could occur. For this reason, increase fluid and salt consumption throughout the fast.

3. Headache

Another disease that often attacks when fasting is headaches or dizziness. Generally this is caused by a routine that is quite busy and requires a lot of energy, hot air, feeling sleepy and lack of oxygen to the brain.

To prevent this, you should reduce drinking coffee, smoking, and adjust your sleeping hours throughout the month of Ramadan.

4. Low blood sugar

Symptoms include lethargy, dizziness, the body gets tired easily, poor concentration, headaches and dizziness when doing activities. Make sure you always consult a doctor if you are a diabetic, but if you don't suffer from diabetes, then here are the precautions you can take.

To prevent this, reduce foods that are too sweet at dawn so that the amount of blood sugar in the body remains balanced. This drop in blood sugar is usually caused by the body consuming too many carbohydrates or sweet foods at dawn, which triggers the body to produce more insulin.

5. Muscle cramps

Muscle cramps are generally caused by body fatigue, lack of consumption of calcium, magnesium, potassium.

To prevent muscle cramps, eat foods rich in calcium, magnesium and potassium, which are usually found in dairy products, meat, fruit and vegetables.

6. Indigestion

Increased stomach acid when the stomach is empty is something that is common for some people to experience while fasting. There is a burning sensation around the solar plexus and discomfort in the stomach.

Avoid foods that are too spicy during breaking the fast and sahur, avoid fizzy drinks and foods or drinks that taste sour.

7. Constipation

Constipation or difficulty defecating is common when fasting. If not treated immediately, constipation can cause hemorrhoids, pain in the tract and digestive disorders that make the stomach feel bloated. If the condition is severe, hemorrhoids can cause bleeding.

To prevent this, when breaking the fast and sahur, fill it with fiber-rich menus and drink enough water.

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