By Raja Pervaiz
ISLAMABAD: Medical experts have advised the citizens not to use soft drinks at Iftar timings because after sixteen hours fasting, the use of soft drinks started declining the function of kidneys.
Talking to media medical experts, however, advised people to use home-made juices instead of soft drinks in Iftar as it is easily absorbed during digestion process.
“Home-made drinks like lemonade, milk soda and others are more efficient in combating thirst as compared to soft drinks,” they said, adding: Use of fizzy drinks lead to several diseases including, diarrhoea, gastroenteritis, dehydration, renal problems and even cancer.
A medical expert Dr Javed Ikram said Kidney transplant patients are also advised to refrain from fasting due to their need to comply with their prescribed medication dosages and times.
Kidney transplant patients should consult their physician before they decide to fast.
Patients with kidney disease must consult their dietitian in order to ensure adequate protection against potential complications while fasting. Kidney disease patients tend to overlook the importance of maintaining a healthy and balanced diet while fasting, he added.
Dr Sana Basit another expert said Kidney disease patients should not skip Suhoor (pre-dawn meal) to avoid body weakness, bearing in mind that they need more calories than individuals in good health. Kidney disease patients should be on guard not to ingest high quantities of sodium, potassium and phosphorus, especially during Ramazan.
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