The month of Ramadan is a favourable period of the pious practice of religion by Muslims, traditionally it is admitted that it is blessed month and forgiveness.
The fast practiced during this month reminds the faithful Muslim of the duty of compassion towards the most deprived, of blessing and above all of request of atonement for sins before the almighty.
The young person being a prescription during this month for any practitioner, it is nevertheless crucial to observe hygiene measures in order to avoid discomfort at the sanitary level. The elderly and those living with chronic diseases should be given special attention.
The advice given by health workers is of paramount importance during this period. We approached Dr Abdoul Diarra at the kalaban-coura health community centre, who gives us some paths to follow in order to spend the month of Ramadan without damages ‘the advice that I can give to people with a chronic illness including people who have diabetes, hypertension gastric ulcer etc. it is to avoid fasting, because fasting can affect their state of health and to any other person who fast, I would advise to pay attention to nutrition for example when breaking up, it is recommended to consume liquid or warm food such as tea, coffee or herbal tea. After the whole day without food or drink, drinking or eating cold food can be very dangerous and may have negative consequences on health’’
For Dr Diarra it is also important to eat well after breaking because it will be necessary to allow the body to recover the elements of which it is abused. Fruit, vegetables, and meat are recommended because they provide vitamin and iron.
Recall that the practice of the fast is certainly an obligation for a Muslim routine of the required age but only if it does not harm his health.
Hawa Coulibaly, intern