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A Cardiologist: “Ramadan Is a Good Opportunity to Quit Smoking”
07 August 2012

Dr. Mustafa Youssef, a cardiologist, advised smokers to make use of Ramadan as a good opportunity for quitting smoking, given the severe harms triggered by smoking and tobacco-use, including heart diseases and attacks.
 
Dr. Mustafa made this clarification during his interview at the MOH Media Information and Health Awareness Center, held on Tuesday, 7/8/2012, within the framework of “Your Health in Ramadan” program.
 
He received many questions from cardiac patients, basically centered on whether it is possible for them to fast in Ramadan.
 
He also explained the various health conditions, and the interaction of some drugs with heart medicines, as well as the optimal way to take medications in Ramadan.
 
He also received the calls of people who are worried that any chest pain is related to some heart disease. He pointed out that not every chest pain is necessarily associated with hearth diseases. He advised them, though, to see a doctor on the incidence of such cases, and invited them to call on him at the hospital to reassure them about their health conditions.
 
It is worth noting that the Ministry of Health (MOH) has recently launched a comprehensive health-awareness campaign called: “Your Health in Ramadan”, under the theme: “Make Ramadan Healthy and Balanced”. Within the framework of this campaign, numerous health-awareness programs will be presented and aired on radio and TV channels, and inside health facilities, aside from the online campaign. 
 
Every day in Ramadan, the Center will be interviewing doctors specialized in various medical specialties, to receive people's questions and inquiries through the toll-free number: 8002494444, and social networks (Twitter) from 1 to 3 pm.
 
It is basically intended to highlight the importance of a well-arranged dosing system, and provide medical tips and consultations during the holy month.
 
Tomorrow, Wednesday, 8/8/2012, the program is coming to a close by interviewing Dr. Mohammed Al-Degheither, a specialist of family medicine.

 



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