Ramadan is about self-control and discipline. Muslims during the month-long fasting refrain from all sorts of foods and drinks from dawn to dusk and spend most of their time in prayers, connecting to Allah.
Though this holy month teaches self-restraint and control, there are some who use it as an opportunity to over eat and enjoy all the hearty meals while breaking their fast.
It’s been reported that this year during the first night of Ramadan, dozens of Qataris have been hospitalized due to overeating.
“Most of the cases at the emergency room during Ramadan are gastritis, we see between 10 to 15 cases of overeating every day,”a medical staff member at Al Ahli Hospital told Arabian Business.
“They generally start arriving at the emergency room around 8-8:30pm in severe gastric pain and with repeated vomiting. They can’t stop vomiting without medication because there is an inflammation of the mucosa of the stomach,” the staff member said.
Overeating to the point of sickness is extremely common in the Gulf region.Last year 100 patients were brought to Doha hospital after overeating during first night of Ramadan.
This awful situation highlights the fact that people need to realize that it is crucially important to eat your food moderately. We have witnessed multiple shows and blogs on what to eat during Ramadan to remain fit and healthy. Though there’s so much out there, most of the people are not really following what can be beneficial for their health and what’s not.
There’s no harm in enjoy all the lavish food items sometimes but one needs to create a balance in consuming food after fasting for almost 15 to 18 ours.
Not only in Ramadan, overeating in general is unhealthy and the Gulf region should specifically be corned about it because UN rates some of its populations among the fattest in the world.