Tips To Prevent Dehydration In Ramadan
One of the most important considerations for people fasting is how to stay hydrated, which is essential for proper body organs and functions work.
Water makes up 65 to 70% of the human body and is responsible for transporting oxygen and nutrients to our cells. This, among other things, aids in the regulation of body temperature, which is important for those who live in hot climates such as the UAE.
What Causes Dehydration?
While fasting, the body loses a lot of water in several ways, by breathing, sweating, and going to the bathroom during the day. And the fact that we are not replacing those fluids can lead to dehydration, which can be difficult throughout Ramadan. There are, however, measures you may take to lessen the impact of the loss.
What To Do To Prevent Dehydration?
- Drink Water
Drink plenty of water in daily sips outside of fasting hours. But you shouldn’t drink a lot of water at once because your body won’t be able to consume it all.
- Consume Food Rich In Water
Increasing the consumption of foods rich in water content, such as watermelon, grapes, apples, cucumbers, and celery, will also help you stay hydrated. Water is abundant in dairy products such as milk and yogurt.
- Cut or Reduce Caffeine Consumption
Remember to avoid or reduce as much as you can the consumption of caffeine-containing beverages such as coffee, tea, and soft drinks. These kinds of drinks can cause you to go to the bathroom more often which leads to dehydration.
- Take a Cold Shower
After a few days of fasting, thirst will become a natural sensation but look for other, more noticeable symptoms of dehydration, such as cracking lips, flushed skin, exhaustion, elevated body temperature, and increased breathing and pulse rate, accompanied by dizziness, increased weakness, and labored breathing.
In this case, cold showers can help you rehydrate in a variety of ways and feel refreshed.
- Pick The Right Clothes
During Ramadan, be cautious about what you wear during the day. The color of your shirt, the fabric of your trousers, and the layers of clothing you wear all play a role in maintaining a low body temperature. Choose a light-colored shirt if you work indoors; if you spend the majority of your day outdoors, a darker one will help shield you from the sun’s rays. Black, on the other hand, is not a good idea.
It’s important for you to visit a doctor if you experience any dehydration symptoms for a proper diagnosis.
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