Can Fasting in Ramadan Help in Some Peripheral Vascular Diseases?

  • S M Bakir Department of Physiology College of Medicine King Saud University Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Keywords: Ramadan, fasting, peripheral vascular disease, smoking, sympathetic activity

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.

Author Biography

S M Bakir, Department of Physiology College of Medicine King Saud University Riyadh Saudi Arabia

M.B.Cb.B., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Department of Physiology
College of Medicine
King Saud University
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Published
1991-10-01
Section
Islamic Perspectives