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Heart Disease Poses Limitations to Fasting

Heart Disease Poses Limitations to Fasting

When your heart disease coexists with other illnesses like diabetes, then fasting can be challenging because of changes in the blood sugar levels, timings of medications, and food intake.

Complex heart disease requires taking multiple medications at specific times, which poses limitations to fasting, as altering medicines scheduled times impacts its effectiveness.

Moreover, with a history of heart failure, you will need to keep your body hydrated. However, fasting in hot weather can lead to dehydration that adversely affects heart and kidney functions.

Consult the cardiologist to discuss fasting impacts on your health. Consult via our telehealth service for mild chest discomfort, but severe chest pain, difficulty in breathing, requires visiting the doctor in an emergency.

 

Edited by:
Firas Raouf Alani

Firas Raouf Alani

Consultant Interventional & Structural Heart, AME Specialist

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