Tips to avoid dehydration during Ramadan

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Like last few years, fasting time in Ramadan is going to be longer in northern hemisphere. It’s going to be very hot and humid days ahead in subtropical countries like Bangladesh. So Ramadan days are not going to be easy days for Muslims. There are risks of dehydration and children are most vulnerable.
Humidity increases sweating so your body loses water and salt at faster rate which may lead to dehydration. Dehydration may cause weakness, blurred sight, blood electrolyte imbalance, constipation, headache and many other issues including heat stroke. So some precautions are needed.
Drink adequate water from Iftar to Sehri. Usually eight to ten glasses of water is enough for an adult. Try to avoid sunlight for long time, you should use umbrella for walking during sunny noon. Eat fresh vegetables and fruits, these foods have natural fiber which is helpful for digestive system and helps to retain water. Fried foods require much water to digest. So avoid fried and oily foods. Limit drinking tea and coffee because these drinks increases urination and hence increases risk of dehydration. Diuretic drugs for controlling blood pressure may also cause problem so extra caution is required and you may need to consult your doctor in advance.

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Shihab Uddin Ahmed

Shihab Uddin Ahmed is with Dhaka News since 2011. He has long experience of writing on various issues for web medium. He has a master’s degree from Jagannath University. You can read his science articles in English and Bengali on

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