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Muscleromyalgia (muscle rheumatism), which causes complaints such as pain and retention that do not go away in the muscles, negatively affects the quality of life, Biochemistry and Anti-Aging Specialist Doctor said that the disease has become more common during the pandemic process.

Muscleromyalgia, is a chronic disease that causes muscle aches in the neck, back, neck, shoulders and hips that cannot leave. It can lead to different symptoms, from mild muscle spasm to severe pain that can disrupt night sleep.

Turkey Medicals JCI hospital member and Biochemistry and Anti-Aging Specialist Dr. stressed, sensitive and perfectionist people, especially women are more common in this disease, which has not yet a definitive treatment, explained the ways to deal with as follows.


Muscleberromyalgia causes problems such as muscle muscle aches in the body, tension and stiffness in the muscles. The disease can also be accompanied by complaints such as fatigue, headaches, depression, palpitations, sleep and intestinal problems.


Serotonin deficiency. In order to explain the cause of fibromyalgia, it is necessary to mention several mechanisms. The first mechanism is the mechanism of serotonin deficiency. Serotonin is generally defined as the hormone of happiness. The first thing we need to know is that we need an amino acid called tryptophan to make serotonin. We take tryptophan with food. Meat, fish, cheese, bananas, fruits such as strawberry oranges, walnuts, pistachios, nuts such as cashews, legumes such as dried beans, chickpeas are rich in tryptophan. The fate of tryptophan, which comes with food, is to increase serotonin in the body. Increased serotonin muscle work as relaxing muscles, a good night’s sleep and working intestines. But in order to get tryptophan from food, it must be absorbed from the intestine. That’s where there is a competitor to it, which prevents the absorption of tryptophan; fructose. As fructose in the intestine increases, the absorption of tryptophan and, consequently, the amount of serotonin decreases. In today’s nutrition, high fructose corn syrup, HCSF for short, is used very abundantly in processed foods. The amount of fructose in the intestine increases, especially with the consumption of ready-made foods with flour and sugar. Biochemically, fructose and tryptophan, a precursor of serotonin, interact negatively. If there is a lack of good bacteria in the intestine, this interaction increases, as a result, the amount of tryptophan passing into the blood decreases. In other words, the more we eat sweet and flour to feel good, the worse we feel because of the serotonin reduced by the loss of tryptophan.


Muscle lack of oxygen in the muscles is also very important because the pain in fibromyalgia also has to do with muscle fact that the muscles cannot produce enough energy. Oxygen deficiency in the body turns the production of oxygenated energy for energy in muscle muscles into an oxygen-free pathway. The residue of the oxygen-free pathway is lactic acid. In fibromyalgia, lactic acid accumulates in muscles. Fatigue, weakness and pain due to lactic acid, which we call a meat cut, occur. We can’t just be concerned with breathing oxygen. In anemia, oxygen is also reduced. The prevalence of anemia in women increases these complaints by the fact that the blood due to anemia carries little oxygen. Since this paragraph tells us about the importance of transporting oxygen to tissues with fibromyalgia, this is how we explain that exercise is good for fibromyalgia pain; exercise increases tissue blood supply.


No laboratory tests or imaging scans can detect fibromyalgia. if there is widespread pain that has been going on for more than 3 months and there is no medical condition that can explain the cause of the pain, the person may be diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Although there is a long way to go in the treatment of the disease, there is no complete solution yet. Ways to deal with this problem can be listed as follows:

– Giving up ready-made fructose-containing foods.

– Increase tryptophan-containing foods.

– To reduce the amount of stress, so that the tryptophan is not stolen.

– Ensure that enough oxygen goes to the muscles. (For this, exercise, massage, yoga, breathing exercises and anemia need to be treated.)

– Get magnesium support. Magnesium muscle both muscle relaxation and the formation of energy in the muscle.

– Sun. Because the sun’s rays help muscle relax the muscles. It also relaxes the vessels so that more oxygen can circulate in the body.

– Switch to a diet that reduces carbohydrates but increases fat and vegetables.


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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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