Ramadhan fasting for people living with chronic illness: A narrative literature review

South African Family Practice

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Title Ramadhan fasting for people living with chronic illness: A narrative literature review
Creator Ras, Tasleem Holdman, Rashiqua Matthews, Dianne
Subject Family Medicine; primary care fasting; Ramadhan; non-communicable diseases; cultural sensitivity; mental health; geriatrics.
Description Muslims constitute approximately 20% of the world’s population. In South Africa, Muslims constitute just under 2% of the total population. Fasting is one of the mandatory activities of adherents of the Islamic faith, where all healthy adult Muslims abstain from food, drink, and sexual activities between dawn and dusk during the month of Ramadhan. Medical doctors are frequently required to provide advice to their Muslim patients about the safety or other health impacts of this type of fasting. This narrative review provides an overview of research conducted on Muslim populations during the fasting period, with special reference to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that are prevalent in the Muslim community. In the absence of evidence-based clinical guidelines, this article summarises the latest published research on this topic, providing a resource for clinicians and researchers. This paper provides an evidence summary to clinicians when engaging with their patients who may be engaging in Ramadhan fasting, while also identifying gaps in the body of evidence that could inform future research.
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Date 2024-01-31
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/safp.v66i1.5805
Source South African Family Practice; Vol 66, No 1 (2024): Part 1; 6 pages 2078-6204 2078-6190
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2024 Tasleem Ras, Rashiqua Holdman, Dianne Matthews https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0