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dehydration-150x150Do you know that Chronic Dehydration during Ramadan can lead to Kidney Stones

Fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam, is compulsory upon every able bodied, healthy Muslim adult. During this time Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. In the UAE the fast this year is up to 15 hours and during the intense summer months.
“The hot, dry days ahead of us for the remainder of Ramadan means those fasting should be extra careful of dehydration. Symptoms such as lethargy, light headedness and excessive sweating should not be ignored as they are the first signs of a heat related illness. In the more extreme cases, muscles twitch and spasm and eventually lead to heatstroke which is potentially fatal,” said Dr. Deepak Janardhanan, Specialist Urologist at Medeor 24×7 Hospital. “When the body’s fluid levels are dangerously low, vessels contract and blood pressure levels drop. The lack of electrolytes in the blood means vital organs do not get blood flow. This can cause fatal irreversible damage as a person can go into a coma.” Read more

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