SHAFAQNA Türkiye – Ihsan Solmaz, an internal medicine specialist at the Diyarbakir Ghazi Yasargil Teaching and Research Hospital, who said that those who want to fast during Ramadan but have a chronic illness should definitely consult a specialist, warned that certain risks may arise from fasting at people with chronic diseases during Ramadan. Ramadan.
Emphasizing that some chronically ill patients should not fast, Solmaz said, “We strongly advise some chronically ill patients not to fast. When these patients are fasting, they should definitely not fast because their illnesses may worsen and they may lose some of their organs.
Patients with chronic disease, severe heart failure, patients with severe renal failure and dialysis dependent, type 1 diabetes and regular insulin use, type 2 diabetic patients using both insulin and multiple drugs, and patients with uncontrolled blood pressure do not should starve, this will aggravate their illness.
Thus, danger can be seen in their lives. Therefore, these patients should not starve.” Declaring that he can fast intermittently under the supervision of a doctor if his disease is not advanced, Solmaz said: “He can fast under the supervision of doctors who do not have the diseases I mentioned, but whose diabetes and blood pressure are under control. and whose kidney failure is not at an advanced level.
Those in whom the disease is not advanced should keep their condition against thirst during the day under control during fasting. If there are no problems with the medicine, fasting can be continued. If there are problems, intermittent fasting can be done. Under one condition, medications should be used regularly. They should eat and drink properly, play sports, as the doctors said.