How GPs can advise CKD patients on fasting in Ramadan

Chronic kidney disease patients need close monitoring during the Ramadan fast, UK doctors advise

Doctors can help their Muslim patients with CKD who wish to fast during Ramadan by carrying out a medical evaluation at least four weeks before the holy month, UK nephrologists advise.

A medical evaluation before Ramadan could determine any medication changes needed and develop plans to monitor renal function and electrolytes while fasting, UK doctors advise.

A clinical evaluation, ideally a month before the start of Ramadan, is necessary to assess whether patients with CKD can safely abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk

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