Can Fasting in Ramadan Help in Some Peripheral Vascular Diseases?
Keywords: Ramadan, fasting, peripheral vascular disease, smoking, sympathetic activity
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.
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