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It has been announced that there has been an increase in the number of patients with stomach puncture complaints in hospitals during Ramadan.

Turkey Medicals member İstinye Medical Park Gaziosmanpaşa Istanbul Hospital Department of General Surgery Faculty Member Prof. Dr. stating that there is an increase in the number of patients who come in with stomach puncture complaints every year during Ramadan, he suggested that those who have stomach complaints should have an examination before fasting.

Prof. Dr. noting that the month of Ramadan has coincided with a period when the weather has been hot and the fasting period has been long in recent years, he said that people fasting from a health point of view should pay attention to their nutrition.

A Prof. that indicates that it is necessary to start feeding with liquid drinks that are not acidic at Iftar first. Dr., reported that after consuming plenty of liquid drinks, it is necessary to switch to other foods.

Drink plenty of fluids in sahur

Prof. stating that the time between Iftar and sahur is short, people should take the calories or food they should take in 3 meals during this time. Dr., “You should get the food you need in a day by dividing the calories into meals, eating little by little but often. You should never neglect Sahur. You should definitely get up to sahur and consume a lot of liquid,” he said.

Avoid heavy eating

Prof. who recommends that people avoid heavy foods at Iftar and sahur. Dr., in terms of health, he asked people to stay away from fatty foods, especially during Ramadan. Prof., who explains that all the blood is loaded into the stomach during excessive nutrition, blood circulation slows down on the other sides and digestion becomes difficult. Dr. he stressed that people with stomach disorders should be more careful, especially during Ramadan.

Stomach perforation increases every Ramadan

Drawing attention to the fact that stomach disorders can lead to stomach perforation under the influence of fasting, Prof. Dr., “The number of patients who come in with stomach puncture complaints increases every year during Ramadan. For this reason, those who have stomach complaints should first have an examination, decide whether to fast or not according to the result,” he said.

Prof. Dr. noted that it would be useful for people who do sports or work hard physically to reduce the pace a little more during Ramadan.

Do not keep fasting to lose weight

Prof. Dr., said that there is an expectation of weight loss in people who fast during Ramadan. Prof. who stated that this is an inconvenient situation. Dr., pointed out that during fasting, not the amount of nutrition changes, but their hours.

People should get the food that the body needs without making changes to the normal diet, Prof. Dr., “Do not fast for the purpose of losing weight, the purpose of fasting is different. It is not a good thing to be hungry, it is necessary not to coincide the weakening with this period. Otherwise, you can invite different health problems,” he said. Prof. Dr. added that people who have undergone surgery for obesity complaints and whose stomachs have been reduced can also fast easily.

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

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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 .

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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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