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Insulin resistance is a condition that is directly related to nutrition. If it is not paid attention, it can also bring some discomfort. So what is insulin resistance? Symptoms and treatment of insulin resistance.

Insulin is a hormone that helps Tue and use blood sugar to tissues and is released from the pancreas. In the case of insulin resistance, sugar becomes difficult to use and burn tissues. This causes more insulin to be released, which brings with it conditions such as feeling hungry and eating more. Tue, insulin is a hormone that is produced by the body’s immune system. So what is insulin resistance? What are the symptoms of insulin resistance and how is it treated? Turkey Medicals, so here are the details on the topic.

What is insulin resistance?

Insulin resistance can be defined as a difficulty in fulfilling the task of insulin, which regulates sugar in the body.

What are the symptoms of insulin resistance?

If a person has developed resistance to the hormone insulin, symptoms may appear differently, because insulin resistance is a condition that can lead to many health problems, and people may have common and different symptoms.

– Spotting on the skin

– Softening of the skin

– Inability to control weight gain

– Don’t have trouble losing weight

– Menstrual irregularities

– Frequent desire to eat sweets

– Do not feel energized, do not get up tired in the morning

– The arrival of sleep after meals

– Difficulty concentrating and perceiving

– Cold sweating and chills

– Decrease in body resistance

– Hand and foot tremors

What causes insulin resistance?

The risk factors that cause this ailment can be classified as;

– Do not be overweight

– Sedentary lifestyle

– Sleep problems

– High blood pressure

How is insulin resistance treated?

Lifestyle changes should be made to treat insulin resistance. Patients with high insulin resistance should also choose foods rich in pulp (fiber) and other nutrients with a low glycemic index that do not raise blood sugar quickly.

Regular exercise should be done. The action facilitates the cells’ use of sugar. It also ensures that less insulin is sufficient to regulate sugar metabolism. Brisk walking can be done at least 3 days a week.

Sugary drinks should be avoided.

When consumed together with the pulp of fruits, sugar absorption slows down. Therefore, instead of juice, the fruit itself should be consumed.

Sugary and carbohydrate foods should not be consumed on an empty stomach. In addition, foods such as molasses, honey, sweets, jam, marmalade, rice, corn, corn flakes should also be consumed sparingly.

Attention should be paid to sleep patterns.

Foods containing trans fats should not be consumed and foods should not be fried.


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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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