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MOH: Ramadan Tips for Patients with Hypertension
30 April 2019

​The Ministry of Health (MOH) has provided a number of medical tips for patients with hypertension to follow during the month of Ramadan.

In an awareness infographic published on its twitter page within its campaign: «Healthy Fasting», MOH has highlighted the importance of consulting treating physician before fasting to determine the patient ability to fast. MOH has also underlined the importance of taking blood pressure medication directly after performing Taraweeh prayer (the night prayer in Ramadan), so that the body could restore homeostatic fluid balance. Besides, MOH has advised those who may forget to take the blood pressure medication to promptly take it, if they remember within the same day​. But in case of remembering on the following day​, the dose should not be doubled.

Within the same vein, MOH has warned patients with hypertension that salt leads to high blood pressure; thus they should reduce sodium intake. Besides, MOH has underscored the importance of consuming low-fat dairy products within meals, because such products contain yeast that helps lower blood pressure.

It is worth mentioning that such awareness-raising activities come in continuation of MOH's efforts to maintain the health and safety of fasting persons​, to promote health awareness, and to urge them to adopt healthy behaviors.

Last Update : 02 May 2019 10:21 AM
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