Can Fasting in Ramadan Help in Some Peripheral Vascular Diseases?

S M Bakir

Abstract


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/23-4-15426

A beneficial role of Ramadan fasting in some types of peripheral vascular diseases is postulated based on: 1) avoidance of smoking, and 2) reduced sympathetic activity during the fast. Both smoking and sympathetic activity are known to predispose patients to peripheral vascular disease.


Keywords


Ramadan; fasting; peripheral vascular disease; smoking; sympathetic activity

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/23-4-15426




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