Can Fasting in Ramadan Help in Some Peripheral Vascular Diseases?

S M Bakir



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.


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

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