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Beware if you are experiencing one or more of the problems such as headaches, shortness of breath, reflux, eczema, constipation, or diarrhea 2-3 hours or 3-4 days after eating! “The cause of these problems may be food sensitivity caused by toxins or food additives that are naturally present in the food you consume.

Food sensitivity is a common problem today. It is quite difficult to diagnose, as it causes a wide range of symptoms. People who experience this problem have difficulty digesting certain foods, said Turkey Medicals member and hospital department of Internal Medicine Specialist Profesor Doctor who explained differences between food sensitivity and allergy and the solutions as follows.

Food allergies are easy to understand

Allergic reactions to food can cause mild symptoms such as urticaria, body rash, itching, as well as a fatal picture that is accompanied by signs of difficulty breathing, low blood pressure, gastrointestinal called anaphylaxis. Allergic food is easy to detect because complaints occur quickly in food allergies, people mostly know the food they are allergic to and stay away from.

Diagnosis of food sensitivity is difficult

Food sensitivity is different from food allergy. It is difficult to detect this food because complaints of food sensitivity do not occur immediately after consumption of the food. Since complaints appear after 2-3 hours, and sometimes after 4 days, so it is often not possible to establish the cause-and-effect relationship.

For feeling tiredness, headaches, difficulty concentrating, eczema, stomach pain, acid reflux, bloating, constipation or diarrhea, joint pain, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, migraine, such as the complaints concerning food sensitivity is a problematic situation arose by many different body systems and organs.

Celiac and gluten sensitivity are gradually increasing

Celiac disease, which occurs against the gluten protein found in wheat, and apart from this, the frequency of the so-called gluten sensitivity table is gradually increasing. Celiac disease occurs in as many as 1 percent of people, while non-celiac gluten sensitivity is observed in 20-30 percent of society. Contrary to popular belief, it can seriously affect not only the gastrointestinal tract, but also the immune system, the endocrine system, especially the thyroid gland, brain and nervous health, psychological state. In this case, the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer, the likelihood of premature death increases. Gluten can be found not only in wheat, barley, rye and oats, but also in cosmetic products, especially shampoos, creams, lipsticks, as well as in medicines under various names.

Here are the most common reasons

Wheat, gluten, cow’s milk, eggs, nuts, caffeine, shellfish, soy and food additives are foods that cause food sensitivity. This condition is a condition that needs to be recognized and eliminated because it creates an extra pressure and burden on the immune system. Food sensitivity can be investigated by determining IgG and IgA for nutrients, but it is difficult to say that these tests are reliable.

A person can try to find a connection between the foods they eat and their complaints by recording them, and they can decipher the problem by staying away from those foods. Food sensitivity is a condition that must be eliminated because it creates a burden on the immune system, leading to systemic inflammation and reducing body resistance.


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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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