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Posted On: 11 May 2020 08:00 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:07 pm

10 tips to avoid headaches during Ramadan

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
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The Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has provided several tips to avoid headaches during Ramadan. A variety of factors including thirst, low blood sugar, lack of sleep, tension, caffeine addiction, smoking, and gastrointestinal exhaustion could trigger headaches during the fasting month. Check out the tips below.

  1. Delay Suhoor meal and make sure to eat a healthy and complete meal that provides the body with energy during the fasting period. It is preferable to contain slowly digested food such as whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits.
  2. Regulate sleeping hours in Ramadan and avoid staying up late and make sure to take a nap during the day.
  3. Drink large amounts of fluids around 3 liters to be taken from Iftar until Suhoor.
  4. Maintain a normal level of glucose in the blood by consuming a moderate amount of carbohydrates and sweets at Iftar and Suhoor meals.
  5. Eat healthy and complete Iftar meal to ensure having the necessary vitamins and minerals for the body without overheating.
  6. Stay in cold places during the day and avoid staying in the sun or in hot places as possible.
  7. Avoid performing hard work and delay it until after Iftar time to avoid sweating and maintain a hydrated body to avoid headaches during the day as well as thirst and dehydration.
  8. Avoid consuming caffeinated drinks.
  9. Take your medicines regularly especially for chronic diseases and hypertension patients.
  10. Avoid stress and anxiety and reduce the time spent behind electronic screens.