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60-70 percent of our body consists of water and our organs need water to work regularly, said a Nephrology specialist, Dr. ‘Kidney function can be negatively affected when not enough fluid enters the body,’ was said.

Turkey Medicals member and Nephrology specialist Doctor in Antalya Medical Park Hospital explained the importance of water from the point of view of the kidneys as follows: “thirst develops due to insufficient intake or loss of water, which makes up most of our body. The main conditions that cause dehydration are diseases such as diarrhea, vomiting, sweating, and diabetes, which leads to a large amount of urination. Water allows waste substances in our body to be excreted in the form of urine. Thanks to water, nutrients in the veins are transported to the kidneys and other organs to feed our kidneys. When thirst develops, failures in the nutrition of the organs begin to appear. A feeling of weakness occurs when moderate thirst develops. If there is a serious thirst, kidney failure in this case can lead to consequences ranging from nausea to vomiting and coma. For this reason, it is necessary to increase fluid consumption, especially before and after sports activities, in hot and humid weather and in cases of fluid loss, such as diarrhea.


“Moderate thirst causes the accumulation of proteins such as myoglobin, which is released as a result of the melting of toxic waste substances and muscles in the body,” was said, noting that the long-term low water consumption leads to permanent kidney damage. In particular, myoglobin is a toxic protein that causes damage to the kidneys and disrupts the functioning of the kidneys. Thirst can also lead to kidney stones and urinary tract infections. If these diseases are not treated quickly, they can cause kidney failure. Adequate water consumption prevents crystals from merging to form stones; at the same time, it increases the effectiveness of antibiotics and increases the amount of urine, allowing bacteria to be excreted through the urine,” he said.


There are various ways to understand whether we consume enough liquid, said: ’if your urine is dark yellow, this means that you consume a small amount of water. But if your urine color is close to orange or red, or there is no change in the color of your urine due to increased water consumption, in this case you should consult a doctor and take a urine test. Everyone’s water needs are different. Water needs vary according to weather conditions, movement and accompanying diseases. For example, in diseases such as heart failure or cirrhosis, patients are advised to restrict fluids. If you do not have any accompanying diseases, increasing your water consumption so that your urine color is clear gives you a healthy life,’ he said.

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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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