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            The Aga Khan University Hospital Pakistan

Fast and Feast the Healthy Way this Ramadan

<p>​To help you fast and feast the healthy way this Ramadan, a team of specialist from Aga Khan University Hospital conducted a Facebook Live session to create awareness and answer queries of the general public related to maintaining good health during Ramadan. The team consisted of:</p><div>Dr. Rustam Khan (Consultant Gastroenterologist)</div><div>Dr. Asma Ahmed (Endocrinologist)</div><div>Ms. Sana Azfar (Clinical Dietitian)</div><div>Ms. Moti Khan (Clinical Nutritionist)</div><div>Ms. Farah Syed (Senior dietitian)</div><div>
</div><div>Several fasting related conditions and diet plans were discussed during the very comprehensive Facebook Live session which was moderated by Ms. Sana Azfar. The team discussed several diseases such as asthma, diabetes, food allergies, Hepatitis B, PCO’s and other stomach related issues advising the public on how to manage fasting with these medical conditions. </div><div>
</div><div>“If you are diabetic consult your diabetologist before deciding to fast,” Dr. Asma Ahmed advised all diebetic patients to be certain and take medical advice before they decide to fast. </div><div>
</div><div>According to Ms. Farah Syed, a person who fasts should drink at least eight glasses of water between Iftaar and Sehri to avoid dehydration. Dr. Rustam Khan advised the audience to avoid consuming very spicy and sweet food during Ramadan as it may cause gastrological complications. Ms. Farah Syed who is a senior dietitian informed viewers to avoid oily food and she advised viewers to refrain from opening fast with carbonated beverages.  Moreover, she discussed exercise routines during Ramadan and emphasized on the importance of having a low intensity exercise schedule. </div>
<div>Furthermore Ms. Moti Khan encouraged viewers to visit the daily clinics at Aga Khan University Hospital which will be conducted from 9 am to 5 pm if they face any dietary issues or gastrological problems whilst fasting. Ms. Moti Khan whilst responding to a question advised viewers who follow a vegetarian diet to keep consuming protein from alternate sources like soy based products, milk and pulses. </div><div>
</div><div>The Facebook live session was concluded with doctors wishing the viewers a happy and healthy Ramadan. To view the recorded version of the session, you may visit the following link:</div><div>
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