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What Should Heart Patients Do During Hajj Season?

Al-Noor Specialist Hospital gave some advices for heart patients to follow while performing Hajj, stressing the importance of carrying a medical card, reported Ajel.SA. Al-Noor Specialist Hospital, in an infographic published on its official account on X, wrote that the health advices for heart patients during Hajj season are:

  1. Maintaining stable health condition.
  2.  Carrying a medical card
  3. – Carrying enough medicine
  4. – Storing medications in a safe way.

Tips to Avoid Heatstroke during Hajj season

Pilgrims can protect their bodies from the scorching sun during Hajj rituals by following these tips:

  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight
  • Use light-colored umbrellas
  • Drink plenty of fluids, especially water
  • Rest between rituals to avoid fatigue
  • Sit under shade and around cool areas
  • Get enough sleep and rest
  • Use sunscreen to avoid sunburn and dry skin

Food Poisining

Dr. Siham Soukieh, a nutrition consultant and member of the International Food Safety Organization (IFSO), has provided the pilgrims with the necessary health and nutritional guidelines to avoid food poisoning especially salmonella bacteria.

These guidelines include:

1-Washing fruits and vegetables.

2-Washing hands before and after cooking.

3-Preparing small quantities of food.

4-Keeping leftover food only if you have a refrigerator as keeping cooked food for more than two hours at room temperature or on buses might lead to food poisoning.

5- Checking the expiration date of canned foods and drinks and making sure that there is no rust, swelling or leakage from the can.

6-Using clean water, preferably bottled mineral water for drinking and cooking.

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