Category: Medical Aspects

A Ramadan headache ?

A Ramadan headache ?

If this time of spiritual reflection is spoilt by caffeine-withdrawal headaches, take the following advice from headache specialist Dr Elliot Shevel to heart.  Take action:To prevent...

Smoke-free Ramadhan and Beyond

Smoke-free Ramadhan and Beyond

It has been reported that about one third of smokers try to quit smoking, but only 20 percent of them seek help. Less than 10 percent of smokers who attempt to quit on their own are successful over the long term……

Diabetes and Fasting in Ramadaan

Diabetes and Fasting in Ramadaan

Diabetes mellitus affects people of all faiths. Muslims are no exception. Many diabetic Muslims have a desire to fast during the month of Ramadan, although if they cannot for health reasons……

Medical Aspects of Fasting

Medical Aspects of Fasting

When one fasts (or decreases carbohydrate intake drastically), it lowers one’s blood glucose and insulin level. This causes a breakdown of glycogen from the liver to provide glucose for energy needs…….

Diet during Ramadan

Diet during Ramadan

Restraint from food, water, and undesirable behavior makes a person more mentally disciplined and less prone to unhealthy behavior. In an investigation in Jordan (1), a significant reduction of parasuicidal cases was noted…….