Kidney Stones – How Do They Affect Your Fast?

With Ramadan just a week away, the time to fast is ‘fast’ approaching. While the fast has many spiritual benefits for the soul, it’s important to be sensible about the way you fast to enjoy the health benefits for your body safely.

With this in mind, have you ever considered what happens to your body when you don’t drink enough water between Iftar and Suhoor?

Fasting is well known to induce a high risk of kidney stones occurring in your digestive system because so many people don’t take the proper steps to ensure they’re fully hydrated during these fasting time, to take proper care of their bodies. The occurrence of kidney stone cases in patients typically increases during and immediately after the Ramadan season as a result.

The pain symptoms of a kidney stone manifests from the mid and lower back and slowly radiates to the front of the stomach. The pain often comes in waves or spasms, which can trigger a nauseous feeling that might even lead to vomiting and may be associated with nausea and vomiting.

That’s a good reason to ensure you’re well-hydrated by drinking enough water before you start the fast so that your body can cope throughout the day.

For those with a pre-existing kidney-stones condition, a visit to, or online consultation with, our nephrologist (kidney doctor) or a qualified urologist will prepare you with the right advice on fasting.

It’s important to take proper care of yourself if in case you are suffering from a kidney stone. In the case of severe pain, chills, or blood in the urine, then please visit a hospital immediately.

For more information about kidney stones or any other kidney-related health questions, feel free to call the Pyramids Dialysis Center on +971 3 762 7060 or visit

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