Scores hospitalised for overeating on first of Ramadan
Doha Socialite
By Doha Socialite

Al Ahli Hospital staff say they are seeing between 10-15 gastritis cases daily as a result of overeating. Read the story below.

Here are some links from our Ramadan Guide:

- Tips for those fasting in the summer heat

- How to stay healthy this Ramadan

Emergency & Trauma - Hamad General Hospital ( Doha-Qatar ) , with new plate .

Qatari hospitals have begun receiving scores of patients suffering severe abdominal pains as a result of overeating during the first night of Ramadan, with an average of up to 15 patients expected to be admitted each night during the holy month.

“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 on Wednesday.

“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.

Patients were treated with intravenous injections of a mix of medications including painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs and emetics.

Last year, over 100 people were admitted to the emergency department of a Doha hospital suffering from abdominal pains after the first night of Ramadan, with other patients also suffering the effects of dehydration and kidney problems.

“Usually during summer we receive many patients having GE (gastroenteritis) and because many people tend to eat a lot during Ramadan, they usually fall victim to foods that are not properly stored and which have got some bacteria accumulated on it. The people then suffer diarrhoea, stomach upset and vomiting after eating such food,” Dr Warda Ali Al Sadd, chief consultant of the emergency department at the Hamad Medical Corporation told the Doha-based Gulf Times newspaper last year.

“We have also received many patients suffering from renal colic due to a combination of dehydration, hot weather and fasting and triggered by their kidney or urethral stones,” Al-Sadd added.

During the first week of Ramadan in 2011, reported figures showed that 7,700 cases of fasting-related illnesses were registered at the emergency department of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).

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By Baburao-Ganpatrao-Apte• 3 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
Baburao-Ganpatrao-Apte

Do not respond to people who post something insulting or who are "trolling" - instead, just ignore them and they will go away.

By FathimaH• 3 years 9 months ago.
FathimaH

Of our Prophet with regards to eating : “No human ever filled a vessel worse than the stomach. Sufficient for any son of Adam are some morsels to keep his back straight. But if it must be, then one third for his food, one third for his drink and one third for his breath."

This to me is my greatest diet tip ever!

Back to the OP, with regards to overeating and developing indigestion, yes the patients concerned have no one but themselves to be blamed. However when it comes to gastroenteritis, then this can also be contagious. And people like myself who certainly don't overeat but suffer from a sometimes weak immune system can catch this simply by being in the company of an affected person.

By zafirah• 3 years 9 months ago.
zafirah

Thelo, it's called fast-eating... :)

By GodFather.• 3 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
GodFather.

Thelonius they are offering two buffets simultaneously one for Iftar followed the Suhoor.. Iftar 6.30 till 8.00 then Suhoor from 8.00 till 2.30am

By Baburao-Ganpatrao-Apte• 3 years 9 months ago.
Baburao-Ganpatrao-Apte

hotels will promote the "eat" part is upto u not the hotel

By GodFather.• 3 years 9 months ago.
GodFather.

Really Babu, then why every eatry and hotel in Doha is promoting Buffets and eat as much as you like deals?

By Baburao-Ganpatrao-Apte• 3 years 9 months ago.
Baburao-Ganpatrao-Apte

ppl get drunk everyday not only in christmas

Did Father Christmas die on the cross for nothing? who is father christmas

n for ur kind info ramadan is not an eating n drinking festival

By Rip Cord• 3 years 9 months ago.
Rip Cord

Babu, Christmas is another one. Just an excuse to get drunk, over eat and get presents. Did Father Christmas die on the cross for nothing?

By mohdata• 3 years 9 months ago.
mohdata

you're right, and it has already been provided..the authorities do their part sure, but my point is that since you are fasting in order to follow Islam, you should also eat during the month as per the prescribed manner in Islam..not gorge yourself silly..i'm not preaching, i too can get carried away sometimes haha..but then i also have a strong churner to handle my gluttony seizures:-)

By Baburao-Ganpatrao-Apte• 3 years 9 months ago.
Baburao-Ganpatrao-Apte

which festivals ?

By Mr M.• 3 years 9 months ago.
Mr M.

Exactly TB,the issue here is that a lot of people actually know that overeating is always never good and will cause you a lot of health problems,butthey simly ignore it and come up with the excuse of "i have been fasting all day,need to eat a lot".

I hope your doing good today.Thanks!

By Rip Cord• 3 years 9 months ago.
Rip Cord

Hahahahahahaha

It seems the meaning has been lost in Qatar as I mentioned previously, the same as many other festivals around the world.

By Christianah Oyinloye• 3 years 9 months ago.
Christianah Oyinloye

People should be educated to eat little at a time when they break the fast,they should not rush the food.

By Christianah Oyinloye• 3 years 9 months ago.
Christianah Oyinloye

People should be educated to eat little at a time when they break the fast,they should not rush the food.

By Rizks• 3 years 9 months ago.
Rizks

Lols BG !

this has to happen.

People should be educated about the Health and eating Healthy and with limits.

By Baburao-Ganpatrao-Apte• 3 years 9 months ago.
Baburao-Ganpatrao-Apte

Ramadan is fasting not eating competition :)

By GodFather.• 3 years 9 months ago.
GodFather.

More information should be provided to people about healthy eating!

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