Controls for kidney patients in Ramadan
Kidney patients in Ramadan are among the groups that may be exposed to harm as a result of fasting during this holy month if some of them cause serious complications, and patients are divided into multiple categories. They must submit to the consultation of a specialist doctor before starting fasting to avoid any harm during the fasting hours.
In the following report, the Hala Health medical team specializing in dialysis provides essential tips for kidney patients during Ramadan:
The kidney problems are multiple and patients’ cases differ from each other, and there are some groups who must abstain from fasting to avoid endangering their lives, and others must ask the specialist doctor, and if fasting is permitted, they must follow much necessary advice, and refer to him in the event of any complications. Patients are of a number of groups:
Categories allowed to fast with conditions
• Patients with renal insufficiency, that is, those who suffer from the inability of the kidneys to perform their vital functions, perhaps the most prominent of which is maintaining the fluids that the body needs, which may cause them to suffer complications that lead to dehydration, and this category can fast, but it depends on the degree of deficiency and the approval of the doctor, Provided that certain conditions are adhered to, most notably the maintenance of the dosage of the medicine and a healthy diet.
• Patients with chronic kidney failure and those who undergo dialysis are unable to fast during the dialysis process itself because they receive fluids through a vein, and this in itself invalidates fasting, but on days when this process is not completed, they can fast if the physician approves and evaluates the condition of the kidneys itself and the health situation. For the patient.
Categories forbidden to fast
Patients who have undergone kidney transplantation may be unable to fast because they need to drink abundant amounts of water and receive specific therapeutic doses, to avoid any serious complications, especially if the operation is recent and the patient is subject to follow-up to ensure that the new organ is compatible with the body and performs its function appropriately.