The most common symptom of dehydration is a feeling of thirst. If you feel the urge to drink water or other beverages, it means that you are already dehydrated. Obviously, it is not easy to keep yourself hydrated during the long and hot days of Ramadan.
Especially if you spend the day of Ramadan in Pakistan, the fight against constant thirst due to the intense heatwave is no less than a war. The only way to avoid dehydration is to use plenty of water and other liquids during Sahar and Iftar.
Drink more water:
This is the most important and clear thing. Obviously, not all water can be drunk during sehri. Because this process makes you feel heavier instead of saving you from dehydration. Start drinking water from time to time at night to avoid dehydration during fasting.
Avoid fizzy drinks, soft drinks, and advertised fruit juices during Iftar. The high sugar content in them will only make you feel thirsty.
Choose the right clothes:
This is the best idea to lower body temperature and avoid excessive sweating. There is an urgent need to choose the right clothes for this season. Take care of color, fabric, and layers when choosing clothes. Avoid thick and multi-layered fabrics and be careful in choosing colors.
It will not absorb much heat. Don’t wear black and tight clothes. Don’t choose clothes that absorb heat from your body. Wear loose-fitting clothing so that your skin can breathe and sweat can dry.
Take a bath with cold water:
According to the principles of Ramadan, there is nothing wrong with taking more than one shower during the fast. This is the best way to keep cool during the hot days of Ramadan. This will make you feel rehydrated and refreshed.
If your body temperature is too high or you are exposed to the sun, avoid taking a shower immediately. After coming out of the sun, sit comfortably for a while before your body temperature returns to normal. Return when the temperature feels normal. Sudden changes in body temperature increase the risk of a heart attack. So try to avoid this behavior.
Eat light meals at Iftar:
If you choose the right food for Iftar, it can also help you stay hydrated. Eating too many sweets and fried foods can cause dehydration in your body. Choose foods that are high in water.
For example, apples and melons are the best choices for Iftar. The extra water in it keeps you hydrated. Among other effective sources, salads made from green vegetables are the best. These foods are not only light for your stomach but also maintain the water level in your body.