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Stress, which is not controlled, destroys the immune system, attracts psychological and physical diseases like a magnet. Altınbaş University Medical Park Bahcelievler Istanbul Hospital and Turkey Medicals member, Reanimation and Complementary Medicine Specialist Dr. ”If you realize and can’t manage it, stress becomes your dictator,” he says.

Are you constantly angry and confused a lot? Are you having difficulty making decisions? Are you always racing against time? Do you find it difficult to meet high expectations in your private and business life? If you say ‘absolutely yes’ to these four questions, you are most likely under intense stress. Therefore,.It may be time for you to raise the SOS flag. Because scientific research shows that heart disease is 3 times higher in people under stress, and the death rate from a heart attack is 5 times higher. Long-term stress leads to headaches, muscle pain, back pain, chest pain, stomach upsets, diarrhea, constipation, trembling in the hands. In psychological symptoms, stress manifests itself in the form of irritability, anxiety, depression, sadness and irritability.

Reanimation and Complementary Medicine Specialist Dr., describes stress as the ‘father of diseases’. Dr., he explains that stress is one of the causes of many diseases ranging from the flu to cardiovascular diseases, even cancer. “Stress is the main actor that makes us chronically unhappy, anxious, consumes our energy, reduces our creativity, and makes us get sick more easily,” says Dr., he says that even doctors do not recognize and manage stress well enough.


Reminding that incorrect stress-relieving methods such as smoking, alcohol, overeating are used to get rid of stress, Dr. emphasizes that he has observed similar situations in many patients. Pointing out that stress makes you gain weight because cortisol and adrenaline, which are secreted excessively due to stress, cause fat formation, the expert likens a stressed body to countries in a state of war. In other words, just as people in countries with chaos store flour and pulses in order not to die, the body stores fat in times of stress. In this case, even drinking water can make you gain weight. Emphasizing that the immune system will collapse if stress cannot be handled,

Dr. said, “We have received very long trainings, but we have not received stress management trainings. I think the education that should be taken first should be stress management education!” he says. According to Dr., who emphasizes that even doctors work under intense stress, they cannot manage it, it is necessary for all employees in the field of media, finance and medicine to identify the sources of stress well.


As an intensive care specialist, Dr. Who mentioned that he does a very stressful job. Dr. also explains his own stress relief formula:

“For a stress-free life, we must take good care of our mind, soul and body. I do hypnomeditation regularly every day, I pray. These help me to communicate better with my own self, my subconscious. I walk 3-4 days a week. I am grateful that I have a loving family. Sometimes I use herbs such as gingko biloba, St. John’s wort, ginseng, passiflora. I often do massages on acupuncture points that reduce stress. These methods without side effects, anyone can easily learn. Simply doing 30-second moderate deceleration massages 3 times a day with the thumb of the other hand on the fleshy part between the index and thumb on both hands or in the middle of the palm of the hand helps to reduce stress by increasing the endorphin hormone. I try to solve problems at the very beginning, not to postpone them, because the more stress accumulates, the more devastating its impact becomes.”

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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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