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It is worthy to note that Varicose veins are a health problem that should not be neglected, because over time it can damage heart health.

Varicose veins are more common in people who remain standing or motionless for a long time, and in postpartum women. As blood pressure increases in the vein, weakening walls lead to an expansion of the vein. That’s why the valves in the vein can’t work properly. Blood that is poor in oxygen, which we call dirty blood, accumulates in the veins, becomes prone to Lake, and varicose veins develop.

A disease that needs to be treated in time, who is seen in the heir and what problems can lead to described as follows.


Age: during the aging process, the vascular walls and valves do not work as well as before. The veins lose their elasticity and Harden.

Sex: female hormones can allow vessel walls to stretch. Women who are pregnant, taking birth control pills or entering menopause have a higher risk of varicose veins due to changes in hormone levels.

Family history: carries genetic information. It is more common in people with varicose veins in a first-degree relative (mother, father).

Lifestyle: standing or sitting for a long time can disrupt venous circulation and increase the risk of varicose veins. Wearing tight clothing, such as a belt or tight belt pants, can also reduce blood circulation.

General health condition: conditions that increase intra-abdominal pressure, such as severe constipation, lifting weights or tumors, can contribute to the formation of varicose veins.

Smoking: people who smoke are more likely to develop varicose veins.

Weight: obesity and excess weight put pressure on blood vessels, leading to the formation of varicose veins.


Most often, varicose veins develop on the lower half of the body, usually on the calves, ankles and feet. Especially in women who have children, pelvic region (pelvic obstruction-congestion syndrome) may develop. Varicose veins (varicocele) in the testicles can cause infertility in men.


Doppler ultrasonography in Turkey, which will be performed for the veins in terms of taking detailed images of the veins and planning treatment, is the most important diagnostic tool. Treatment of varicose veins should be personalized. According to the Doppler USG result, Surgery, Laser, injection therapy and elastic socks should be applied in combination with one or more treatment options.


Varicose veins can cause ulcers (open wounds), bleeding and discoloration of the skin if left untreated. Severe varicose veins can be a sign of chronic venous insufficiency. This condition affects the ability of the vessels to pump blood to the heart. People with varicose veins are more likely to develop blood clots.


Although the treatments are effective, varicose veins can return. Women who become pregnant after treatment are likely to return. If you are overweight or have a sedentary lifestyle, there is a higher risk of varicose veins reappearing.


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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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