The Holy month of Ramadan 2018 is about to arrive with the countless blessing from Allah for the Muslims. As a matter of fact, people who are healthy are obvious to fast during the whole month, moreover, patients with heart-related diseases or heart failure are also considered to be safe, if they fast on a regular basis throughout the month of Ramadan, according to the latest research that was presented on the Annual Conference of the Saudi Heart Association named as SHA29, held in Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia.
Muslims contribute more than one billion in population across the globe, and for them, fasting is to avoid any type of food, drinks, oral intake of medications. The Roza starts from early sunrise till sunset at the Azaan of Maghrib for every single day during the complete month of Ramadan. The period of fasting lasts for almost 15 to 16 hours, and two meals are eaten during the nighttime.
Signs of Heart Failure
Symptoms of heart failure include severe fatigue, shortness of breath and ankle swelling. Most of the time, patients with such a disease are advised by the physicians to reduce their intake of fluid for about two liters and the intake of sodium or salt is limited to less than 2500mg. Most of the time, it happens that the patients put a question about fasting in the month of Ramadan to their doctor. The recent research proved the fact that fasting reduces the amount of fluid intake and sodium as well, leaving a stable impact on their heart. Moreover, they showed improvement in their overall health with less amount of heart-sickening symptoms, thus, minimizing to be adherent to any type of heart failure.
Ramadan Fasting is Safe
Fasting during the month of Ramadan is considered as safe for most of the patients with chronic cardiovascular failure and reduced ejection fraction. The only thing that needs to be monitored for the patients is to abstain from salt and fluid intake. For the medications that they take, use only two doses of drugs with a gap of Sehar and Iftaar. However, more research is needed to examine the type of patients with heart failure is safe to fast during Ramadan or whether they need to categorize any type of subgroups for whom Ramadan fasting can lead to a health hazard. It would be advised from our side that you need to consult your physician and act according to their recommendations.
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