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Although IBS, also known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, is quite common in society, patients may lose time for treatment due to insufficient recognition. Turkey Medicals member and Gastroenterology Specialist Assoc. Dr. said that IBS in is a functional disease that seriously affects a person’s quality of life, causes loss of work force, and can even cause psychological problems if left untreated.

Society, especially the young population between the ages of 18-30 are more common in IBS, inflammatory bowel disease or bowel cancer bowel problems which can be more serious, such as although not connected with the stress that significantly affects the quality of a person’s life and psychological problems because of an important problem.

Gastroenterology Specialist Associate Doctor, moreover, recalled that if the disease is not treated, it can cause very serious labor losses due to both the physiological problems experienced and the psychological effects.


There is no exact information about why IBS occurs, but the stress factor has a bad effect on the symptoms of the disease, Turkish Associate Doctor; It is known that genetic and environmental factors, stress, infection, microbiota, anxiety, depression play a role in the emergence of IBS. However, it is also observed that the disease affects women more. However, it has not been established for sure what the factor is here either, she said.


Early saturation of IBS, defined as functional bloating or dyspepsia, can be confused with diseases that manifest themselves by pain in the upper middle part of the abdomen, Assoc. Dr. in Antalya medical park hospital, gave the following information about the distinctive signs of the disease:

In IBS, along with abdominal pain; constipation in the predominant form of constipation, diarrhea in the predominant form of diarrhea, or mixed type IBS with episodes of constipation-diarrhea can be observed.

Stating that the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome may vary from person to person, Turkish Associate doctor, “Each patient creates a different severity of the picture. It is one of the most common signs; typically completely or partially eliminated after defecation, abdominal pain, cramping or bloating, excessive gas, diarrhea or constipation in some patients, successive bouts of constipation and diarrhea, mucus in the stool there. Patients with irritable bowel syndrome experience episodes from time to time when the signs and complaints are worse and periods of rest when they disappear completely,” she said.


IBS should be considered if these complaints have appeared in the last 6 months and have continued for the last 3 months, Assoc. Dr, gave the following information about the diagnosis: One of the most obvious features of IBS is that complaints are not seen at night while lying down, but manifest themselves during the day. Therefore, it is extremely important to get the patient’s history.

Diagnosis is based on the fact that there are other diseases of the large intestine that are accompanied by the same complaints (tumor, inflammatory bowel disease, etc.) after it is determined that it is not, it is put. Because patients often contact their doctor for fear of cancer. In this case, it is necessary to take a detailed story as a priority and conduct a physical examination. Blood tests, hidden blood in the stool, flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy to prevent it from being confused with cancer or another serious condition, it may be necessary to fully see the inside of the intestine and perform imaging methods. Although IBS is known as a large bowel disease, it affects the entire gastrointestinal tract. In order not to be confused with different diseases, examinations must be carried out rigorously.


Assoc., who said that IBS is a chronic disease whose treatment should be managed in the long term and has a high risk of recurrence if it is not taken care of. Doctor, “The treatment is organized for the patient’s complaints, it is treated with antispasmodics, laxatives, antibiotics. The complaints may recur after being treated,” she said.

An associate Professor who emphasizes that the patient should be very well told exactly what the problem he is experiencing in the treatment of IBS is. Dr. noted that otherwise the patient could not adapt to the treatment and continued his search due to complaints that did not go away. Along with medical treatment, a Gastroenterologist Assoc. on what the patient should pay attention to. Dr. said, “First of all, some lifestyle changes are needed, the first of which is exercise. Exercise should become part of the daily routine. We recommend that these patients walk for at least 45 minutes a day. It will be seen that it makes a difference in the elimination of complaints over time. In addition, of course, it is also important to eat healthy. You should stay away from fast food style nutrition, eat a healthy, adequate, balanced diet, do not eat fast, be careful not to eat late at night and stay away from smoking and alcohol,” she said.


Recently, with the increasing awareness of IBS disease, there has been an increase in the application to the doctor with these complaints, Assoc. Dr. “Irritable Bowel Syndrome has become more common during the pandemic period due to the possible effects of Covid-19 infection on the microbiota in the intestine. However, it is believed that all kinds of stress caused by the pandemic also disrupt the function of the intestines,” she said.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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