Eating patterns during the fasting month will certainly change both in terms of time, amount, and type of food consumed. These dietary changes are prone to increasing gastric acid when the stomach is empty and causing gastric inflammation. This is certainly a bit of an obstacle for people with digestive problems, such as dyspepsia.
Dyspepsia sufferers must carefully adjust their diet during fasting so as not to aggravate the condition and can carry out fasting comfortably.
Here are tips for a safe diet for dyspepsia sufferers:
1.) Iftar with small portions or snacks first
2.) Continue eating big meals little by little
3.) If still feel hungry, can continue to eat snacks such as granola, biscuits, or bananas
4.) Avoid foods and drinks that increase gastric acid, such as fast food, fatty foods, sour, spicy, and drinks which contain caffeine and soda
5.) Choose the right menu, such as foods that contain complex carbohydrates, low-fat meat, and non-acidic fruit
6.) It is recommended to cook food by grilling, steaming, or boiling
7.) Don't miss suhoor time
8.) Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day during iftar until suhoor
9.) Consumption of milk or juice at suhoor and drinks which contain kalium at iftar
10.) Give a minimum 2 hours between eating and sleeping time
11.) Take gastric medicine as recommended by the doctor
12.) Control emotions, manage stress, and anxiety that trigger gastric acid
Eventhough these tips can help dyspepsia sufferers run fasting, patients should consult their doctor first because each patient has different conditions.
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