Although fasting is natural instinct of everybody, but because it
practically is not used in the process of vital functions, certain
complications are possible. Most often, than all they arise up from wrong
preparation to fasting, ignoring cleansing procedures, unsatisfactory
general feel and because of individual features. We need to remember that
than the better you prepare for the fasting, then better to set up, the
easier it will be the process itself and less all the complications. But to
avoid unpleasant sensations you did not succeed. Most often, they are not
dangerous, you just know what to do in a given case.
Quite often it occurs at the beginning of fasting, especially for beginners
and those who are poorly carried out a purification procedure.
testifies to strong contamination of organism. Enema is helps good. With a
strong headache, you can drink a glass of warm boiled water with a tea spoon
If pain is saved, you must to go out from fasting and conduct cleansing
procedures and one-day fasting 1 one time per a week in a flow 1-3 months.
Most often occur for high people at the sharp rising, change of position of
trunk up to the swoon states. We recommend for you get up slowly and not
The general weakness.
Quite a regular occurrence during any period of fasting.
Periodically arises up in any period of fasting. Especially
frequent, with excessive physical and mental load during fasting, when
hungry little walk, to stay indoors. Over expressed in the early stages of
fasting. In principle, weak with fasting is normal. We need more walk in the
fresh air, if possible, take sun baths, massage and the self-massage, do not
overstrained and rest. It is safe to say that the weakness will pass, but
the health and strength for a long time gained during the fasting for a long
stay with you!
Dizziness, loss of consciousness, excitation of smoker.
Sometimes, people who during the fasting continued to smoke, there may be
unexpected dizziness, weakness, sometimes with loss of consciousness or
disorders of consciousness with motor excitation. Such phenomena take place
because of sharp hypoxia of brain. In this case, you need to urgently put a
patient in bed, and increase access of fresh air, with the possibility of
oxygen inhalation, enter intramusculary cardiac vehicles (caffeine,
cordiamin in a half-note dose). Therapeutic fasting in this case should be
discontinued. Remember, fasting and smoking - are incompatible things!
It is very often phenomenon of fasting. Moreover, at different periods of
fasting can succeed each other. Associated with changes of metabolism in the
organism. It depends from the constitution of man, water mode. We recommend
that you do not supercool, good to get dressed, apply the sufficient
physical loadings. Sometimes, when chill is high is helps warm drink or a
decrease the number of water drunk for a day. But it no case should not be
the strong supercooling.
Unpleasant smell from fasting person.
It is a normal occurrence during fasting. Smell expressed especially in the
early stages of fasting. Appearance of smells is related with the abundant
entering in the blood products of disintegration of fats. After the acidotic
crisis it’s considerably reduced. The smell of mouth is saved on the extent
of all term of fasting, though diminishes at more protracted terms. No
special measures are not required. There is recommended enema, breathing
exercises, walking in the fresh air, water treatment, linen from natural
Sometimes, patients (usually with accompanying pathology of liver and
kidney) after repeatedly vomiting or when dehydration because of disgust for
the water, at the severe loss of mass of body after a relatively short
period of time, as well as in the long terms of fasting may be tonic spasms
caused by the dehydration of the organism of sodium chloride, salts of
calcium and phosphorus. Thus in the beginning takes the fingers of hands,
the cramps of gastrocnemius muscles appear after, sometimes masticatory
musculature. In such cases appointed
solution of culinary salt, which is given in a warm kind for 20 ml inward
one or two times. In the future, should repeat the same number of reception
of this solution, sometimes up to 3-5 times. Spasms of muscle are
disappearing after it. These measures usually is fully sufficiently. The
noticeable increase of mass of body is thus marked because of delay of
liquid in an organism.
Its can be observed all period of fasting, but more frequent than all at
more protracted terms and at the enhanceable physical loadings. It is
related with deceleration of exchange processes on fasting. It is
recommended to reduce physical activity, apply a massage, massage, thermal
Arthral pains, pains are in a spine.
Meet rarely, more frequent for patients with pathology of joints and spine.
Pass quickly. A massage, thermal procedures, sparing the physical loadings,
is recommended, to eliminate getting up of weights.
Pains of different localization.
It is enough frequent phenomenon. It related to making healthy of one or
another organ. Rarely there are very strong. It is recommended to continue
fasting to stopping of pain syndrome.
Before the beginning of the protracted fasting it is necessary to conduct
sanitization of cavity of mouth, seal problem teeth.
Sometimes there pus out of the sinuses and maxillary sinus
gums. The special measures are not required, it is needed to rinse a mouth
water or solution of lemon-juice, chamomiles. It is necessary to note that
during the fasting should be careful about cleaning your teeth. On fasting
the change of composition of saliva is marked, that can result in
dissolution of dental enamel. A dental deposit executes a protective
function. Now and then, it is possible to wipe teeth cheesecloth, to rinse
the cavity of mouth the extract of chamomiles,
St. John's wort (Hypericum). It is forbidden to use any tooth-pastes.
It is not
rarely meet during the fasting. Some people observed increased sleepiness,
while others sleep decreases and there is increased activity at the time of
fasting. These phenomena should not be afraid. Special
measures are not required. If
sleepiness appeared for you, means rest more frequent. If you do not sleep
simply rest in the bed. More should be taken seriously in a lack of sleep
after 20 days fasting. If there pronounced insomnia for 3-4 days, combined
with increased excitability, should start out from fasting.
Belching, heartburn, vomiting.
often in the first 4-5 days a persistent belch can appear heartburn,
especially for people with the diseases of stomach, and at the first
fasting. To prevent the need to do gastric lavage - drink warm water and
cause vomiting. If during a few days, this procedure does not help, you can
add the mineral water in small quantities and without gas. Persistent
heartburn may appear at later dates of fasting, which most often refers to
is not well spent cleaning procedures. In this case necessary to go out from
fasting, conduct cleanings procedures and observe a correct diet. Usually at
the further courses of fasting this symptom disappears gradually. People
with the diseases of liver have vomiting by greenery that specifies on the
beginning cleaning of this organ. It is necessary to wait such intensifying
and fast yet pair of days, to do washing of stomach, put a warm hot-water
bottle on a liver, enemas.
For patients with damage to the gastrointestinal tract during fasting, as a
rule, after acidotic crisis, that is at «endogenous nutrition» sometimes
there is a worsening of gastro-intestinal disorders requiring urgent use of
special treatment. In exacerbation of chronic appendicitis (intestinal
colic) recommended rest, and cold on the stomach, observing surgery, if
Frequency of pulse on hunger usually goes down after crisis. To crisis, as a
result of the expressed intoxication, becoming more frequent of heartbeats
is often marked. Enemas, warm water procedures, rests are help well.
Similarly becoming more frequent of heartbeats is marked at the physical
loadings during fasting. For a prevention is followed not overstrained and
it is correct to measure out physical exercises.
Pain in the heart.
It is rarely are intense and are alone. When expressed pain and
arrhythmia, should be removed cardiogram and in some cases, fasting may be
terminated. It is more often for people with heart diseases. Arrhythmia may
be caused by a deficiency of potassium. Take asparkam, panangin. In default
of effect during 1-2 days begin an exit from fasting in combination
with the reception of drugs of potassium.
Patients with kidney stones needed to comply with an adequate water
treatment, especially to acidotic crisis. If you have any pain - warm bath,
warm at waist, spasmolytics in half the dose.
Cold diseases, quinsies.
Cold diseases meet uttery rarely. Sometimes there are catarrhal quinsies at
which it is necessary to rinse a mouth weak soda solution, by solution of
chamomiles and to prolong fasting to stopping of symptoms.
In order that to avoid complications it is better to conduct preliminary
cleansing procedures. In case of occurring of complications there are basic
rules: at the not sharply expressed symptoms - to continue fasting to their
disappearance, at sharply expressed - to begin a restoration feed, observe
the mode of correct feed and conduct necessary cleansing procedures.
But in practice, at reasonable preparation, complications are means rarely.