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Hot air can start heart disease in healthy people, as well as exacerbate existing diseases. So much so that it can cause blood pressure problems, rhythm disorders, and more importantly, a heart attack! According to research, every 5-degree temperature increase after 25 degrees increases the risk of heart attack by 5 percent. For this reason, it is vital to take measures against extreme temperatures so that serious heart problems do not develop. But almost all of us have some mistakes that we often make in our daily lives that make our heart very tired and can lead to the development of these diseases or the triggering of existing diseases. So, what are these mistakes that force our hearts?

Decidedly: if you are not obliged, do not go out on the street between 10.00 – 16.00, when the sun’s rays come perpendicular to the Earth. ”If you need to get out, try to be in cool environments,” warned Prof. Dr. ”ambient temperature between 24 – 25 is the ideal temperature level,” she says.

Not drinking enough water

The truth is: never neglect to drink 30ml of water per kilo per day to prevent fluid loss in your body. However, caution! If you have kidney failure or heart disease, be sure to consult your doctor about the amount of water you need to consume, as fluid restriction is required.

Overwork the body while walking

In fact: it is very important for our cardiovascular health to walk regularly and briskly. But as long as we don’t overwork our bodies! Because during the summer months, especially outdoors, long-term and brisk walking and exercise can increase fluid loss, leading to lower blood pressure, and as a result, fainting.

In addition, it can also increase organ damage in heart and kidney patients. For your health, you need to walk with short breaks in summer. The healthiest walking for cardiovascular patients is walking on flat ground at a speed of 3-5 km/h, depending on the state of heart function and the age of the patient. People without heart disease can walk or run at > 5 km/h.

Not paying attention to sudden heat change

In fact: avoiding a sudden change in hot and cold is another important rule that you should pay attention to for your heart health. Prof. Dr. hot environment to extreme cold air conditioned environments should not enter, stating, ” Because the sudden contraction in the veins and fluid balance in the body displacement can cause blood pressure to play and can disrupt the heart rhythm.

Also, do not be directly exposed to air conditioning and do not neglect to renew the filters of your air conditioners. An infection that may otherwise develop can exacerbate the problem of arrhythmia or heart failure.”

Not taking medications regularly

As A Matter Of Fact: Professor Of Cardiology Dr. says that you should take your heart and blood pressure medications regularly as recommended by your doctor and not neglect them, continues his warnings:

“If there are abnormalities such as blood pressure or pulse drops and rises, you should definitely talk to your doctor and make dose adjustments of the drugs together. Especially if you are taking blood pressure medication or diuretic or blood thinners, you should take the amount of fluid specified by your doctor every day and you should also take the tests recommended by your doctor at certain December”

Overloading the stomach

The truth is: do not over-fill your stomach for your heart health. Prof. Dr. reminded that you should make a habit of eating frequently and intermittently, “otherwise the blood flow is forced to turn to the stomach and intestines. As a result of a decrease in the amount of blood going to the heart, cardiovascular disease can also develop. Consuming plenty of liquid foods, fresh fruit, salads, soups, compotes or yogurt is also important to prevent fluid loss in your body,” he says.

Jump into the pool suddenly, take a cold shower

Truth: do not suddenly jump into the sea or pool in extreme heat, gradually acclimate your body to the water. Likewise, be careful not to take a cold shower. Suddenly, cold water can cause shrinkage in the vessels, causing blood pressure to rise. If the contraction of the veins lasts for a long time or blood pressure attacks occur, it can cause a heart attack in people with critical cardiovascular diseases.

Wearing sweaty clothes

In fact: sweating leads to the excretion of water in the body. Therefore, to prevent excessive sweating, choose light, light-colored, sweat-absorbing and non-synthetic fabrics. Make sure that your shoes are air-conditioned, moisture-proof, light and comfortable. Also, don’t forget to wear hats and glasses.

Exaggerating the consumption of these drinks

In fact: caffeinated drinks and alcohol are not liquid substitutes, even excessive alcohol can accelerate dehydration by increasing fluid loss from the body. Sodium (salt) contained in soda can also increase blood pressure, causing more fluid retention in the body.


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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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