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Water is the most important source of life needed for human health, along with oxygen. It is vital for our body to try to stay in balance. Whereas we plunge into the hustle and bustle of life, forgetting to drink water or waiting for thirst.

Turkey Medicals – since it is a general solvent and carrier, water is the basis of biological processes in our body. A decrease in the amount of water can cause discomfort that will affect our quality of life. On the other hand, our organs cannot perform their activities and work efficiently without water.

How much should be consumed daily?

The daily water requirement depends on different factors such as the person’s health conditions, activities and the climate in which they live. Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day in normal conditions (about 2-2.5 liters), can meet your need. Don’t expect to be thirsty.

Be sure to consume it between certain intervals.

Am I drinking enough?.

One of the easiest ways to find out if we are getting enough fluid is to look at the color of urine. If we drink enough, our urine will be clear or light-pale yellow. If the color is dark yellow, this indicates that we are not drinking enough water. Also, if your body has lost water, you may feel tired and sluggish, have headaches, and urinate less. Your mouth may also dry out. When you feel at least two of these symptoms, you should definitely consume water. If they are drinks such as coffee, tea and cola, it will lead to an increase in the amount of water excreted from the body, as it contains diuretic substances. In short, it is unlikely that any other drink will replace water.

The benefits of water

Water is the most important source of our body, soul and nervous health.

– It ensures the removal of harmful substances accumulated in the body.

If it is not drunk enough, toxins cannot be removed from the body, the amount of urine decreases and its color darkens. Kidney stones are formed due to the accumulation of minerals; hepatitis and liver damage occur due to the accumulation of toxins in the liver.

– Carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells. (Blood carries the oxygen necessary for cells. If the water consumption is insufficient, the blood volume decreases, the blood circulation rate slows down, the blood darkens, arrhythmia develops, blood pressure drops, and fainting may occur due to this. This, in turn, reduces the amount of blood going to the heart and other organs, darkening the blood can lead to blockage of the vessels. In particular, it causes blockages in small vessels such as the coronary arteries of the brain and heart, which are vital, facilitating the occurrence of diseases such as heart attack and stroke.).

– Regulates body temperature.

– Ensures a regular functioning of the metabolism. It is impossible to consider metabolism separately from water. One of the parameters that affect the metabolic rate is water. Metabolism begins to slow down when the amount of water that a person needs to take daily is not met. It is possible to explain this as follows. To maintain body temperature regulation systems, the body needs water. When this need is not met, the body temperature begins to drop. This condition causes the metabolism to slow down. Another element that slows down the metabolic rate is toxins and waste substances that accumulate in the body. A long stay of these substances in the body both reduces the metabolic rate and disrupts the perfect balance of the body system. It is possible to remove toxins, fats and waste materials from the body with water. But as the amount of water taken into the body decreases, the amount of urine will also decrease, so the metabolism will also slow down.

When the body is dehydrated, it becomes difficult to lose weight

The role of metabolism in ensuring that a person has an ideal weight is indisputable. Because the metabolism is personal, some people may gain more weight even though they consume the same calories. At this point, the metabolic rate has a significant impact. As the water intake decreases, the metabolic rate will also slow down, so the fat burning will also decrease. It is at this point that the person begins to gain weight. To reverse this situation, the day should be started with a glass of cold water.

– Prevents constipation. (Insufficient water consumption leads to less functioning of the digestive tract and constipation.)

– It serves to strengthen the body’s resistance to infectious diseases such as the flu.

– Prevents problems such as forgetfulness and distraction. (The brain, the body’s control center, also needs water to function healthy, like other organs. With prolonged thirst, there is forgetfulness, lack of attention, drowsiness, irritability, a decrease in perception and movements.)

– It ensures that the structure of the eyes, mouth and nose is moist.

Helps in pregnancy

During pregnancy, the body’s need for water increases. Adequate water intake during pregnancy is very important for a smooth pregnancy period and a healthy baby. It makes the skin healthy and supple. With insufficient intake of water, the skin becomes dry and sweating decreases. The body is not able to maintain heat balance, the skin loses its elasticity. Especially often eczema and fungi are observed, nails and hair break, cracks and hemorrhages may appear on the skin. The body becomes open to microbes.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

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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