Avoid fried, spicy foods and soft drinks at Sahar and Iftar

MN Report 09:44 PM, 29 Mar, 2022
Avoid fried, spicy foods and soft drinks at Sahar and Iftar

KARACHI: Medical experts have advised avoiding eating fried, spicy foods and soft drinks in Sahar and Iftar

Patients suffering from diabetes, heart, and kidney diseases should fast on the advice of their doctor. Asthma Patients can use inhalers in case of discomfort; putting eye drops does not break the fast; however, avoid placing ear and nose drops during fasting. 

These views were expressed by eminent medical experts while addressing a program called "fasting and our health" organized by Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) Karachi at JPMC. 

The guest of honor of the program was Dr Amjad Siraj Memon, Vice-Chancellor of Jinnah Sindh Medical University. Prof Mashhur Alam, Prof Masroor Ahmed, Prof Muhammad Ibrahim, Prof Qaiser Jamal, and President of Pima Karachi Prof Abdullah Muttaqi were also present on occasion. 

Cardiologist Dr Fawad Farooq, Kidney Specialist Prof Abdul Manan, Pulmonologist Dr Musawwir Ansari, Diabetes Specialist Prof Abdul Basit while addressing said that if people with diabetes are only on oral medication, then they should take the medication with the advice of their doctor and observe fast 

Kidney patients should consult a doctor, and if there is no serious illness, then they must fast. 

Experts say that eye drops can be applied; it does not break the fast, but avoid putting drops in the ears and nose, they go into the throat, and they can break the fast. 

Health experts suggest that it is better to take protein instead of carbohydrates. Avoid drinking too much water at a time immediately after breaking fast. 

Experts say that Taraweeh is the best exercise. Try to recite Taraweeh standing up, if that's possible, with ease. 



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