ARE YOU AWARE OF HORMONE DISRUPTORS?

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HOW TO BE AWARE OF HORMONE DISRUPTORS

Noting that the chemicals found in almost everything from the food we consume to the perfume we use damage our hormones, Turkey Medicals hospital member and Pediatric Endocrinologist Prof. Dr. “This situation also invites diseases such as early puberty, diabetes, cancer,” said.

All the basic functions of our body, such as growth, development, reproduction, metabolism, are controlled by our endocrine system and hormones. Chemicals that we take from outside, called ‘hormone disruptors’, damage this functioning. Turkish Pediatric Endocrinologist Prof. Dr. explained the ways to protect against the harmful effects of ‘hormone disruptors’, which are considered to be one of the most important health problems of the last 25 years as follows.

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HOW CAN WE BE PROTECTED?

We should wash our hands frequently with soapy water. Washing hands, especially before eating, prevents the intake of harmful substances into the body.

Do not forget that harmful chemicals can remain in the residual state in the adipose tissue of animals when consuming animal food. It is healthier to eat mainly vegetables and fruits. But it is also necessary to pay attention to consuming their seasonal and organic ones. Strawberries, apples, cherries, spinach, grapes, potatoes, peppers, peaches that are more affected by pesticides must necessarily be organic. It should be remembered that pesticides increase the risk of diseases of the nervous system, thyroid and cancer.

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WHEN CONSUMING FISH

Many metals such as lead, nickel, mercury negatively affect life in the seas. The incidence of heavy metals is higher in deep-water fish such as haddock, mullet, perch, turbot, and fish such as tuna and swordfish that feed by eating these fish. Because fish such as anchovies, bonito, and oyster are surface fish, heavy metal ratios are lower. Exposure to heavy metals causes allergic reactions, kidney-liver pathologies, and the functions of the nervous system and brain are adversely affected.

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PERFUMES AND DETERGENTS ARE ALSO NOT INNOCENT

Cosmetics and detergents are also loaded with chemicals. Natural creams, cleaning agents and laundry detergents may be preferred for personal care. For example, phthalates in perfumes are hormone-disrupting, and their high amounts are harmful to health. Therefore, care should be taken not to spray the perfume too much, do not apply it directly to the skin. Children should also not be used products with an unnatural odor.

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STAY AWAY FROM PLASTICS

Dishes should not be placed in the microwave with plastic containers, these containers should not be washed in dishwashers. Because during heating, the chemicals in the plastic can be harmful by mixing with food and water. Dishes and water should not be kept in plastic containers and pet bottles. Glass or stainless steel should be preferred instead of them.

Fresh foods should be consumed instead of ready-made preserves. Bisphenols used to prevent canning from rusting have an estrogenic effect, increasing the risk of obesity and diabetes.

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BEWARE OF NON-STICK PANS

Teflon pots and pans began to use a generally harmless substance called polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) instead of a substance called perfluorooctanic acid (PFOA), which damages the kidneys and liver. But at temperatures above 300 degrees, this substance can also be toxic. Do not heat the Teflon when it is empty. Be sure to have oil and food in it. Use a small, medium fire.

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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.

Awards:

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.

Certificates:

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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Medically Reviewed by Professor Doctor Alper Demirbaş
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