Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Ramadan: Fasting can cause kidney problems, affect blood sugar level – Expert warns


A Advisor Radiation and Medical Oncologist on the Federal Medical Centre in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Bolaji Salako, has issued warning to Muslim faithfuls on the necessity to interact in wholesome fasting train.

Salako stated fasting throughout Ramadan can pose sure well being dangers, like kidney issues.

Talking with the Information Company of Nigeria, NAN, in Ibadan on Monday, Salako stated dehydration throughout fasting posed a number of considerations as a result of sizzling local weather.

He warned that fasting not correctly noticed can have an effect on blood sugar stage for these battling with diabetes.

“Not ingesting water for lengthy hours can result in dehydration, which may end up in fatigue, complications, dizziness, and much more critical issues like kidney challenges if not addressed.

“It’s essential for fasting people to remain hydrated throughout non-fasting hours,” Salako stated.

He additionally recognized dietary deficiencies as a result of fasting concerned abstaining from foods and drinks throughout sunlight hours, which may generally result in imbalances in nutrient consumption.

Salako charged these partaking in fasting to devour balanced diets throughout non-fasting hours.

He stated that consuming diets that aren’t balanced may doubtlessly result in deficiencies in important nutritional vitamins and minerals if not managed correctly.

“Moreover, fasting can have an effect on blood sugar ranges, particularly for people with diabetes.

“It can be crucial for these with diabetes and different ailments like hypertension and most cancers to work carefully with their medical medical doctors to regulate their remedy schedules and monitor their well being situations rigorously throughout Ramadan,” Salako stated.

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