Saturday 10 December 2016

Fasting tips for ramadan

Published 30/06/2015 | 02:30

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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