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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Ramadan: Health issues and their solutions

The holy month of Ramadan is here and fasting during this time is of great significance for Muslims across the world. Fasting during Ramadan is also known to have a positive effect on health and cleanses the body of harmful toxins. However, eating huge meals during Iftar meals or not hydrating enough between Iftar and Suhoor could lead to health issues or aggravate existing ones.

Sometimes coughing and sometimes indigestion, are some health problems arising in Ramadan which are very easy to treat. With the arrival of the month of Ramadan, all our schedules and daily activities change radically.

On the one hand, sleeping times and waking hours change, on the other hand, eating and drinking hot and cold can also cause health problems – this is why different people face health problems in Ramadan that can be avoided.

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Health problems in Ramadan includes:

1: Headache

Most people experience headaches in Ramadan, some of them have headaches during fasting – these are people who suffer from some habit, usually, tea or nicotine cravings cause headaches in people – in addition, most people’s sleep-wake changes can also cause headaches, while some people’s headaches after fasting are actually BP. Maybe a sign of low or high.


If a habit causes headaches while fasting, then such people should wipe their heads and neck with cold water and try to get rid of these habits with the blessings of Ramadan. If the headache is due to lack of sleep, then take care of your sleep in such situations and get enough sleep, it will also cure the headache.

2: Sore throat

Throat infections can often be caused by being hot or cold during sehri and iftar times – which can lead to sore throat and sometimes this sore may increase and cause fever due to infection. – In these cases, some precautions can be taken like this-


Care should be taken to use hot and cold items at the same time after breaking the fast. In addition, lukewarm water before going to bed every night can be helpful. In addition, chewing one or two grains of manqa also relieves sore throat. Avoiding the use of artificial sweeteners can also prevent sore throat.

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3: Heartburn

Often changes in the working hours of the digestive system affect gastrointestinal function, which slows down the digestive process and causes a burning sensation in the chest, which can lead to fasting. Makes it very annoying.


If you suffer from heartburn from time to time, then you may face many difficulties in Ramadan in this regard, which are to be avoided: – Use more yogurt in Iftar and Sehri dishes. In case of heartburn, drink half cup of milk and half cup of water instead of soda.

4: Constipation

Usually, water is consumed less in Ramadan due to which most people suffer from constipation in Ramadan which causes flatulence. The way to avoid this situation is in your own hands.

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Drink plenty of water between Iftar and Sehri, and use fresh fruits and vegetables. Excessive use of basin can cause constipation. To avoid this, use celery and white cumin inside the basin. Constipation is relieved by mixing two spoons of spaghetti peel in hot milk in the morning.


The writer is currently working as an Administrator in the Federal Board of Revenue, Islamabad. The views in the article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space.