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How to Keep a Healthy Heart During Ramadan

Take care of your cardiovascular health during Ramadan with a Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital Cardiologist's top tips

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12 March 2024

Last updated on 13 March 2024
Cardiac health tips during Ramadan with Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital

Three ways you can keep your heart healthy while it's Ramadan.

Maintaining cardiovascular health during the Holy Month of Ramadan involves careful attention to diet, hydration and physical activity.

Dr. Mohammed Andron, Interventional Cardiologist at Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital in Abu Dhabi, shares three practical steps you can take to promote good heart health during Ramadan.

1. Make healthy and informed choices

Fasting can lead to changes in eating patterns and meal timings, which may affect blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels.

"It is crucial for individuals observing Ramadan to make informed dietary choices, focusing on nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins during non-fasting hours to support heart health," Dr. Mohammed continued.

2. Stay hydrated during Ramadan

Hydration is another essential factor in cardiovascular well-being during fasting.

Dehydration can increase the risk of cardiovascular complications such as dizziness, fainting and irregular heart rhythms.

Dr. Mohammed advices that it is essential to drink plenty of water during non-fasting hours and avoid caffeinated beverages, which can contribute to dehydration.

Cardiac health tips during Ramadan, from a professional Cardiologist

3. Moderate physical activity

Engaging in moderate physical activity during Ramadan can help promote cardiovascular health.

While intense exercise may be challenging during fasting hours, activities such as walking, stretching, and light aerobic exercises can help maintain heart health and overall well-being.

In summary, practising mindfulness in diet, staying adequately hydrated and incorporating moderate physical activity are key strategies to support cardiovascular health during Ramadan fasting.

Authored by Dr. Mohammed Andron.

Consult with Cardiology experts at Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital Abu Dhabi for personalised guidance, advisable particularly for individuals with pre-existing cardiovascular conditions.

To book an appointment with a Cardiologist, please get in touch below.

Dr. Mohammed Andron, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital Abu Dhabi

Dr. Mohammed Andron
Interventional Cardiologist
Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital, Abu Dhabi

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