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On the occasion of World IBD Day, leading experts in the UAE are raising awareness on the growing incidence of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) among communities in the Middle East.  Inflammatory bowel disease refers to two disorders, ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), that involve chronic inflammation of the digestive tract.[i]

The Holy month of Ramadan is a special month of deep significance for the Muslim community, as does the act of fasting, which is all about sacrifice.  However, abstaining from food and water for prolonged periods and a change in schedule in eating and sleeping patterns, all of which can cause health problems ranging from dehydration and weight gain, to fatigue and indigestion. Unless, they are treated with a healthy awareness so that you can benefit from the wellness of fasting.

Growing old can be a difficult process – you can feel more fatigued, not as fit, and parts of the body you rely on begin to slow down. However when it comes to your heart rate, growing old is only one of the factors that can lead to atrial fibrillation and cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats); including heart valve diseases or ischemic heart disease.

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