Fluctuating blood pressure, diabetes common during Ramadan — official

By Nasser Qudaih

KUWAIT, June 11 (KUNA) — Cases of fluctucating blood pressure and diabetes have increased during the Holy Month of Ramadan of last year and this same scenario might repeat itself this year, said a medial official Saturday.
Executive at the Ministry of Health Dr. Abeer Al-Bahho told KUNA that a ministry study showed that bad eating habits were the main cause for the increase of such ailments especially during the advent of Ramadan in which Muslims around the globe are expected to fast during the day and break the fast at sunset.
Encouraging good eating habits, exercising, and practicing self-restrain especially during the Holy Month are keys to combat the expected increase of such diseases, said the Doctor, affirming that the ministry will do its part to provide health tips. (end) ndg.gta