Tokmak, in his statement, said that they frequently encountered complaints of burning in the stomach, reflux and abdominal pain due to long-term hunger during Ramadan, and that there was a decrease in bowel movements, flatulence, belching and constipation.
Emphasizing that patients who prefer the wrong food especially during iftar and sahur, who consume their meals quickly without chewing well at iftar, who smoke, who fast despite their current chronic diseases and who use multiple medicines are candidates for stomach complaints, Tokmak said, “Consuming pastry and dessert-type foods containing high carbohydrates It causes an increase in abdominal swelling and constipation complaints, cramping pain in the intestines, and the emergence or aggravation of stomach burning and reflux complaints. ” he spoke.
– “Avoid high fat and salty meals”
Dr. Lecturer Tokmak, stated that it is necessary to get up for sahur in order to prevent stomach problems during Ramadan and made the following suggestions:
“Fasting without getting up for suhoor will lead to an increase in stomach and intestinal complaints. It is necessary to increase the number of meals less frequently and to at least 4 with 1-2 snacks including sahur and iftar. It is necessary to avoid very fatty and salty meals and excessively sweet foods. Instead of these, it is recommended to prefer vegetables, fruits and whole wheat bread containing fiber and cellulose that are easy to digest and can stay in the stomach and intestinal system for a long time. cheese and legumes can be preferred. “
Stating that it would be right to drink 2 liters of water between iftar and sahur in order to prevent water loss during the day, Tokmak said that iftar meal should be consumed slowly and in small portions.