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How to Manage High Blood Pressure During Ramadan
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, July 19, 2014

Posted on 07/19/2014 6:12:49 PM PDT by nickcarraway

If you are fasting and suffer from high blood pressure these tips are for you. Dr. Georgie Thomas Specialist – Cardiology at Burjeel Hospital in the UAE has some simple yet effective and helpful tips for people who suffer from this particular problem and advises on how to fast during the month of Ramadan.

During Ramadan it is very important that you maintain a healthy lifestyle. You should stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids from Iftar until Suhoor to prevent complications that may occur.

Reduce salt consumption. A key to healthy eating is choosing foods lower in salt and sodium. The current recommendation is to consume less than 2.3 grams (2,300 milligrams[mg] ) of sodium a day and for someone with high blood pressure, it is advised that they eat less.

Stick to a good diet by controlling the food quality and quantity as well. Research has shown that following a healthy eating plan can both reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure and lower an already elevated blood pressure. Also, avoid any food that contains high percentage of fat.

Physical activity is also something not to be over-looed. A while after Iftar, go for a walk (4 km at least), several times a week. Medication during Ramadan:

Most medications prescribed for people with high blood pressure need to be taken once or twice a day. Typically these medications will have a 12 – 16 hour effect. The tablets can be taken at Suhoor, and during the evening at Iftar.

Patients who have tablets prescribed three times daily are likely to have short acting drugs. For these patients, it would be prudent to ask their physicians about the afternoon dose and if it can be adjusted to best help the fasting month. Usually most doctors are more than willing to help with adjustments.


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I would think Diabetes and Hypoglycemia would be more pressing problems for Ramadan.
1 posted on 07/19/2014 6:12:49 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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I think they should inject lead Into their craniums. 230 grains at 850 fps ought to do it.

Problem solved.


2 posted on 07/19/2014 6:17:12 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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My daughter (as teacher) had some muzzie kids in her 3rd grade class. With the new balanced calendar, school starts beginning of August, so they are on Ramadan for a while.

She said they were falling asleep due to lack of grub.


3 posted on 07/19/2014 6:20:22 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nickcarraway

Freaking cult


4 posted on 07/19/2014 6:20:22 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: nickcarraway

I suggest a pint of salt a day and very little fluid intake. Also good to keep the daily anger and outrage at full tilt to stay awake.

I hope that helps them. People can’t get enough good advice.


5 posted on 07/19/2014 6:25:11 PM PDT by dforest
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I hear that plenty of salted pork is great for high blood pressure but I guess that would defeat the purpose.


6 posted on 07/19/2014 6:30:12 PM PDT by Desron13
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“Physical activity is also something not to be over-looed.”
Especially when going to the loo. Have fun following a religion that is not true—especially when going to the loo.
7 posted on 07/19/2014 6:32:46 PM PDT by Fungi
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you know you officially live in a crap hole country when a doctor tells you that you should drink plenty of fluids from Iftar to suhoor


8 posted on 07/19/2014 6:33:29 PM PDT by equalator
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To: nickcarraway

Bacon helps carries ya right thru the day.


9 posted on 07/19/2014 6:34:23 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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How about avoiding goofy cult fetishes and live your life as a normal person?


10 posted on 07/19/2014 6:46:37 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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I think they should inject lead Into their craniums. 230 grains at 850 fps ought to do it.

Problem solved.


At 200 yards or more is best.


11 posted on 07/19/2014 6:48:55 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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Nothing controls high blood pressure like a good old-fashioned beheading.


12 posted on 07/19/2014 6:50:48 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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My daughter (as teacher) had some muzzie kids in her 3rd grade class. With the new balanced calendar, school starts beginning of August, so they are on Ramadan for a while.

She said they were falling asleep due to lack of grub.


Do you know if they bring prayer rugs and pray at school?


13 posted on 07/19/2014 6:51:42 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: driftdiver

Bacon helps carries ya right thru the day.


Frying it up up wind from a Mosque helps.


14 posted on 07/19/2014 6:54:04 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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Our friends lived in Damascus. She said Ramadan was disgusting. They pig out EVERY evening, wine and dine and party down. Fast during the daylight hours only. They went there looking forward to ‘learning about a new culture.’ Could not STAND being in an Islamic country.


15 posted on 07/19/2014 7:07:33 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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No they don’t. But our new airport does have foot washing basins.


16 posted on 07/19/2014 7:18:11 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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What in the Sam Hill is this doing here?


17 posted on 07/19/2014 7:34:22 PM PDT by jmacusa (Liberalism defined: When mom and dad go away for the weekend and the kids are in charge.)
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increase the wife beatings.

attack some kaffir and take their stuff.

burn a church.


18 posted on 07/19/2014 7:42:01 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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Thanks for the info.


19 posted on 07/19/2014 7:45:44 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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They should walk into their local mosque with a suicide vest and detonate. No more blood pressure problems.


20 posted on 07/19/2014 7:47:01 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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Niacin (flush-free kind) will reduce cholesterol; what natural product will reduce high blood pressure?


21 posted on 07/19/2014 8:52:19 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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How about avoiding goofy cult fetishes and live your life as a normal person?

Best point made yet on this thread

22 posted on 07/19/2014 8:53:52 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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Muslims, you should drink a cup full of ethylene glycol after fasting to quickly restore your energy.


23 posted on 07/19/2014 9:22:35 PM PDT by octex
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I think they should inject lead Into their craniums. 230 grains at 850 fps ought to do it.

Model 1911 by any chance?

24 posted on 07/20/2014 4:07:34 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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“Model 1911 by any chance?”

When you cares enough to send the very best.


25 posted on 07/20/2014 7:31:40 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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When you cares enough to send the very best.

Yep - mine has special meaning - manufactured in Springfield armory in 1914 and lovingly cared for by my Dad who handed it down to me. Still clean and straight shooting and have never known it to jam.

26 posted on 07/20/2014 8:32:32 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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Mine is a Mark IV Series 80 Combat Commander in stainless. It’s a wonderful gun.


27 posted on 07/20/2014 8:34:30 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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