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Turkey Medicals member and Cardiologist Prof. Dr. those with heart failure, uncontrolled hypertension and COPD problems due to the increase in air temperature, advanced elderly patients and pregnant women and chronic kidney patients are at risk, these patients should definitely not go out on decors between 11.00 and 16.00 hours, he said.

Turkish Cardiology Prof. Dr. hot weather due to heart and chronic diseases found important warnings. Because of the increase in air temperature, people with chronic diseases, especially heart diseases, are at risk. Dr. “As we all know, climate change negatively affects our bodies, whether it’s hot or cold. In studies, it is seen that extreme temperatures affect human structure more than cold.

In particular, our body balances the heat differences caused by climate changes with the mechanism of thermoregulation. This mechanism usually tries to keep our body temperature constant by increasing blood circulation and sweating during the period of extreme temperature. But this puts an additional burden on the circulatory and respiratory system, causing the heart to work harder. Especially with sweating, there will be serious fluid and mineral decreases from the body.

As a result, patients initially suffer from a number of complaints, such as dizziness, darkening of the eyes and weakness, or even November cramps. If precautions are not taken or losses are not replaced, we may encounter dramatic tables ranging from episodes of hypotension, fainting, sudden rhythm disorders, clotting and related heart attacks and strokes, or even sudden death.” said.


In particular, heart failure and hypertensive patients should definitely have heart control during this period of heat residue and their medications should be regulated. Doctor in Turkey says, it is very important that these patients pay attention to the diuretic drugs we call diuretics that they use. These drugs can increase fluid and mineral loss during the summer months, leading to worsening clinical conditions and sudden death of patients, he said.

People with chronic diseases should not go out on the street between 10.00 and 16.00 hours, doctor said: “We recommend that those with chronic diseases do not go out between 10.00 and 16.00. If they need to leave, we recommend that they stay in an air-conditioned and indoor environment. Light-colored, baggy, sweat-absorbing clothing should be worn. We recommend that they use accessories such as hats and glasses. Nutrition and exercise are among the issues to decipher.

Avoid heavy and fatty Turkey foods in summer temperatures, eat summer vegetables that are easier to digest. Because all summer fruits and vegetables are very rich in minerals and water. This, in turn, balances the loss of liquids and minerals that we lose with temperature in Turkey. In addition, water consumption is also very important. For example, the amount of water a 70-pound person should consume is about 2-2.5 liters. In the Turkish summer, you may need to increase it to 3 liters by raising it another half liter.”


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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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