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The health of mothers and babies, who are among those most affected by hot weather, is at risk with increased temperatures. An assoc who explains the measures that pregnant women in Turkey should take in the summer. Our doctor in Turkey said that vertigo caused by the heat can lead to unintended accidents and complications.

An assoc who stated that there is an increase in the number of pregnant women admitted to the hospital in hot weather. Dr. the mother’s body is tired when a cooling task is added to the body, which works intensively to keep both herself and her baby healthy. Excessive sweating, nausea, dizziness and cramps are among the symptoms of excessive decaying. Body temperature 39 degrees and above pregnant women with heatstroke and dehydration, that is, the risk of fluid deficiency is quite high. Dehydration can lead to low blood pressure. In pregnant women whose blood pressure drops, we often face complaints of dizziness and fainting. These conditions, unfortunately, cause pregnant women to fall and be injured, even complications that threaten the health of the mother and child due to the fall, he said.


In order to protect the health of the mother and baby, the pregnant woman must be protected from heatstroke and dehydration, Doctor said, and temperatures reaching very high degrees, especially in the summer, force pregnant women. But with a few simple things to do, it is possible to avoid the problem of hot flashes. The first way to avoid extreme heat is not to go out as much as possible, especially at noon, the hottest time of the day. In summer, pregnant women need to sit in cool and shade places, rest. We recommend that pregnant women avoid contact with hot air with natural coolers such as tree shade or artificial coolers such as air conditioning, ventilators, he said.

Dr. noted that one of the best methods of cooling the body is to take a warm shower, a warm shower that will be taken during the day or at night without going to bed helps the pregnant woman relax and rest, he said. Doctor also says that nutrition is a point that pregnant women should care about in protecting them from heat stroke, plenty of fluids should be consumed during the day and a bottle of water should be kept when going out. Caffeine and salt consumption should also be limited, he said.


We recommend that pregnant women prefer clothes made of natural fabrics such as comfortable, light, baggy and linen, which are airy in the heat, Turkish doctor says, in order to prevent heatstroke. He also said that we want the hat to be worn on the way out, and this hat to be in the style that covers the neck, which we call a cowboy hat.

Turkish doctor also advised pregnant women to use sunscreens with a protection factor of at least 30 SPF when going out in the sun, and to re-apply the cream every two hours when they are outside, he said.:

Being active and moving is very important for a healthy pregnancy in Turkey. But we tell pregnant women not to exercise in extreme temperatures. Because exercising in hot weather causes the body temperature to rise thoroughly. Pregnant women in Turkey who want to exercise at cooler times of the day, we recommend that they do sports with light movements. In the meantime, we want pregnant women to stay away from hot environments such as spas, Turkish baths, saunas. Because these places increase body temperature, and this can lead to negative consequences when combined with increased blood circulation during pregnancy. We ask pregnant women to postpone the enjoyment of the sauna or hammam until the end of the pregnancy process in Turkey.


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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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