A very common question is heard more and more during fasting, will there be any problem of acidity if fasting? Or will there be any gastric problems if you fast?
About one and a half to two liters of hydrochloric acid is secreted in the stomach every day, the job of which is to help digest food in the stomach. When the level of secretion of this hydrochloric acid in the stomach increases for any reason, inflammation occurs in the lining of the stomach i.e. mucous membrane. This is called gastritis in the language of medicine. Eating too much food, not eating for a long time, eating too much oily food increases the level of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and causes inflammation, which is known as gastric problems.
Pain in the upper part of the abdomen
♦ Burning of the chest
পে Stomach pain before and after meals
বু Feeling chest tightness during meals
Decreased nausea and food cravings
♦ Feeling full with a little food, etc.
If a healthy person fasts, there is no risk of acidity, if he follows some rules in Iftar and Sahri.
Things to do during Iftar
♦ Excessive oily foods or oil dipped onions, potato chops, purple, chicken fry, jilapi etc. should be avoided as much as possible.
You should not eat too much food at once. Many people even eat esophagus or gillbill while eating iftar, which is not right.
♦ Ispagulera sherbet, coconut water, dates, guava, gram, semai, etc. can be eaten.
♦ Iftar should be light meal or small amount. Then it is better to offer Maghrib prayers and eat dinner. If possible, eat before Tarabi prayers. This will be a kind of exercise during the prayers if you walk for a while after the meal, which will help in digestion. This will also reduce the risk of acidity.
জন্য To avoid acidity, it is better to finish dinner or sahri one hour before going to bed and take a short walk to sleep after eating. Otherwise the back flow of acid can lead to diseases like GERD.
♦ Sour fruits are rich in vitamin C and citric acid. So you should eat sour fruits carefully during Ramadan. It is better to finish dinner and eat.
প্রিয় Tomato is the favorite food of many during Iftar. It contains a lot of citric acid and malic acid, which irritates the stomach. So it is better not to eat too many tomatoes.
Salty foods increase the amount of acidity in the stomach. So raw peppers or extra salty foods should be avoided.
♦ Hot drinks like tea, coffee etc. increase the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. So tea, coffee etc. should be avoided during Ramadan.
What to do during Sahri
Sahri can be eaten till the time of Fajr prayers. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to do sahri late, which is sunnat. There are health benefits to this circumcision. For this reason, it has been said to prepare sahri late so that the Fajr prayers can be prepared by sahri. And the 30-40 minutes it takes to walk for a while after finishing the Fajr prayers helps in digestion. If one eats sahri one or two hours before the time of Fajr, then he will not sit for two hours after finishing sahri, but will lie down. And lying down immediately after eating is one of the causes of acidity. So it is sunnat to do sahri late and praying sahri late and then sleeping is also good for health.
Some of the sahri foods that cause acidity in the stomach, such as fatty foods, extra fried foods, tea, coffee, etc., it is better to avoid.
Basically, those who have acidity problems or gastric disease, they can take gastric medicine on the advice of a doctor. There are several types of gastric medications, including antacids or lansoprazole capsules. Antacid plus syrup can be taken after meals in the evening and lansoprazole capsules can be taken in the morning at night. The efficacy of lansoprazole lasts a long time.
If after taking medicine one has more difficulty in fasting or chest pain, then there is a chance to break the fast on the advice of a specialist doctor.