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It is very important to consume healthy foods and take a 40-45 minute walk outdoors 5 days a week. Turkey Medicals member Medical Park Izmir Hospital Cardiology Specialist Assoc. Dr., “Regular walking allows both blood pressure and cholesterol to be controlled. It also increases the body’s fitness and provides stress control by triggering the release of the hormone of happiness, which is an endorphin hormone, because you are doing this activity with a loved one,” he says.

Assoc., describes ways to protect heart health as follows:

– It is important to consume light foods before and after walking.

– Gaining and losing weight frequently harms heart health. It’s important to try to maintain a certain weight that you feel good about.

– The sports that are best for the heart are walking and swimming. Sports such as football and basketball, which require running, tennis and fighting, are not recommended especially for heart patients.

– Do not forget to consume 2 liters of water during the day.

– It is especially important for women, children and the elderly to get out in the sun for 15-20 minutes a day in terms of vitamin D and bone development. Taking advantage of the sun for 15-20 minutes in the morning and afternoon, when UV rays are minimized, is also good for the heart.

– Mediterranean type of nutrition is an important key for heart health.

– Get into the habit of eating some kind of pulses such as dried beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, black beans, broad beans once a week.

– Recent research indicates that it is good for heart health, especially due to the antioxidants in a cup of Turkish coffee a day.

– Make few decisions on red meat consumption deserve most harm with the slogan. Limit to one pound of lean red meat per month.

– Consuming plenty of vegetables and fruits, cereals are very beneficial for both digestion and cholesterol.

– Solid fats should not be preferred, olive oil should be preferred.

– Yogurt is a very useful food, but it is necessary to prefer fat-free and cream-free ones. If possible, consume it by fermenting traditional household yogurt.

– Choose whole grain wheat, rye, bran bread.

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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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