22.4.20 Common health conditions and Ramadan
The British Islamic Medical Association has produced some helpful guidance for managing common health conditions during Ramadan.
The arrival of Ramadan amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has led to clinicians and patients with
chronic health conditions asking questions about the safety of fasting in this month, particularly in light of the higher than expected disease burden and severity amongst the Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) populations. With this in mind, the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) has undertaken a series of rapid evidence reviews to explore the effect of observing the fast of Ramadan with common health conditions, and provide recommendations for health professionals who are counselling patients.