DUBAI Fasting residents are at high risk of kidney stones and urinary tract infections this Ramadan as they don’t drink enough water between iftar and suhoor, doctors have warned.
They said the incidence of kidney, ureter or bladder (KUB) stones and urinary tract (UT) infections has been rising towards the last days of Ramadan in recent years, adding that such cases this Ramadan are expected to be more severe.
This year Ramadan overlaps the long scorching days of July and August, with worshippers going with water and food for about 14 hours between dawn and dusk.
Doctors said many fasting residents fail to rehydrate themselves sufficiently at night, exposing themselves to KUB stone disease and UT infections.
“This problem’s getting bigger and bigger in Ramadan because people aren’t taking drinking water seriously enough,” said Dr. Foroozan Khezri, a specialist urologist at Medcare Hospital.
“You should drink enough water at night to pass about two litres of urine in a 24-hour cycle. I don’t say drink two litres of water, but drink enough water to pass two litres of urine – that depends from person to person, how active they are, how much they sweat.
“There’s a big difference between a person sitting in an air conditioned office and someone working under the sun, even if they drink the same water amount.
“The urine should be clear or light yellow. If it’s dark yellow or reddish yellow, it’s too concentrated or there’s blood in it – that’s a problem.”
She added: “Before, these incidences weren’t clinical – they were at a small stage – but increasingly towards the last two weeks of every Ramadan it’s becoming a clinical problem.”
Another urology specialist, Dr. Ismail Hassan from Dubai’s Al Garhoud Private Hospital, said those fasting must also change their diet to avoid these health problems.
“Eating meat can produce a lot of uric acid. And also take care with foods rich in oxalates, the most common stone is the calcium oxalate stone,” Dr. Hassan said.
“Oxalates are found in excess in tea and coffee, spinach, tomato, mango and strawberries. They’re also found in nuts. It would be advisable to not have these in abundance.”
He also warned against exercising while fasting and advised kindey stone patients to see a urologist before deciding to fast.
Its been a very long time, I haven’t posted or blogged anything on my web. I was not busy but had little commitments and tension. Past few day I was in my native Koothanallur where I don’t have a proper Internet connection.
Still I am in Koothanallur as Allah has given me a wounder full gift on 20-01-2012, Friday at 12.34pm Yes thats right!! my beautiful son “ Mohamed Owais”
The Technology has also become like a food chain. Now a days the advance in technology the machines also takes chain action. Previous days people where using gramophones for listening music, then the latest trend used Tape recorders. Now we use Mp3 players and so on.
When I Woke up today morning I saw my sister selling scrap items to the vender. I was shock to see them selling VCR for scrap. The VCR and Tape recorder was in working condition, the second hand selling also was not possible because they told that the technology has advanced so people are not using these things…
It’s not a big deal as the days are near even for vcd and DVD players…
On Friday in Fujairah, a crowd gathers around a ring opposite of Fujairah corniche to watch pickup vans unload Bulls. A couple of bulls dig their hooves threateningly into the ground, apparently getting ready for the charge. The bullfighting takes place in a square open area surrounded by a fence and the fights take between five to ten minutes.
The match is supervised by an elderly man who is well versed in the rules of the game. His decision on when to end the fight and declare the winner is final. “Bullfighting is a tradition in Fujairah,”
The owner of the bulls will be inside the ring to control it. And the bulls come from all emirates. In Fujairah, however, bullfighting has been transformed into a form of entertainment on Fridays.
It was really very fun,a nice entertainment on friday. The bullfighting starts by 4.30 in the evening and end in 1 hour.
My marriage was on Aug 1st 2010. I planned to post my album after a week of my marriage when I was in Koothanallur, my native place, but the Internet connection was too slow and I got little busy.. u know all other stuffs.. but after coming back to Dubai I planned to post immediately.
Marriage: I don’t have to tell about it, but its a part of life and a stage where our life gets complete and we join hands with someone special who will accompany us the rest of our lives without any compromises in life!!
Actually speaking I haven’t spoke to my wife before marriage. Friends told me that “I will miss lot of happenings during that time” But with the grace of almighty I haven’t missed any of the happiness!!!
Today I saw a beautiful Add in Face book and I think I should share with all.
If you watch this video then you will also donate blood.
Today I saw a beautiful Add posted in Face book by a friend and I think I should share with all.
If you watch this video then you will also donate blood.
Actually while you donate blood you save a life and also yours. People may ask a question like its ok that I save a life but how about the other part? That’s also mine??
Blood donation is an excellent way to get rid of excess iron accumulated in our body due to its overconsumption. Excess iron in the body can stimulate the formation of free radicals, which are responsible for causing damage to body cells and tissues. Free radicals are also associated with many diseases like heart diseases and cancer.
Iron overloading is also thought to increase the risk of heart diseases. Besides, iron oxidizes cholesterol, which is harmful for the arteries. Hemochromatosis is a genetic disease characterized by excess accumulation of iron in the tissues due to improper metabolism. The disease can cause damage to many organs like pancreas, adrenal glands, etc. It may also cause diabetes, liver diseases and heart diseases. So, donating blood on a regular basis would help you to regulate the level of iron in your body. Studies have shown that donating blood regularly can be beneficial for the heart and circulatory system and can reduce the risk of heart diseases, especially among young people.
Besides, blood donation also burns the extra calories and reduces your cholesterol level. After donating blood, the count of blood cells decreases in our body, which stimulates the bone marrow to produce new red blood cells in order to replenish the loss. So, it stimulates the production of new blood cells and refreshes the system.