Saturday 10 December 2016

Fasting tips for ramadan

Published 30/06/2015 | 02:30

Ramadan
Ramadan
Muslims must fast from dawn to sunset

Ireland has 50,000 Muslims, who are currently in the middle of Ramadan, which involves abstaining from food and drink from dawn to sunset.

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Headaches are among some common health complications that can arise from fasting, but there are ways to prevent and deal with them.

Headaches during a fast could be due to dehydration or hunger, poor rest, or the absence of addictive substances, such as caffeine or nicotine. A moderate and balanced diet, especially not missing the pre-dawn meal, taking in enough fluids and, if necessary, some painkillers such as paracetamol, can help prevent or reduce the risk of getting a headache. Headaches can also be prevented by not exposing yourself to direct sunlight, wearing a hat when out, and using sunglasses to avoid glare.

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