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Collagen is a structural protein that strengthens connective tissue, makes the skin elastic and retains water. Turkey Medicals member and Assoc. Dr. gave information about the subject by stating that collagen support products can also be useful for varicose veins and cardiovascular health.

As age progresses, collagen production decreases, the skin loses its elasticity, sagging, wrinkles and sun spots appear on the skin. In addition to aging, smoking and damage caused by sunlight also cause collagen loss.

Collagen support products have often been on the agenda lately, especially about their contribution to skin health. Consumed in tablet, capsule, powder or liquid form, these products are being used by more and more people to prevent skin wrinkles or strengthen hair. In addition, collagen support products can also be beneficial for your varicose veins and cardiovascular health.

Since collagen strengthens the vessel walls, a decrease in the amount of collagen can also be a risk factor for the development of varicose veins, especially thin cobwebs. The weakening of the vessel walls and the fact that they become less elastic leads to a pooling of blood in the vessel and an expansion of the vessel.

Enlarged balls and veins also turn into noticeable varicose veins. As the amount of collagen decreases, thin balls that are not normally visible to the naked eye become more visible as the veins become more visible. In a scientific study conducted on patients with chronic cardiovascular failure and varicose veins, it was found that there was a decrease in the amount of type 4 collagen in the walls of varicose veins.

It has been suggested that collagen support products can theoretically help prevent the development of varicose veins, since collagen strengthens the walls of blood vessels. The main foods that support the production of collagen include bone, garlic, eggs, fish, citrus fruits, cashews and tomatoes.

Vitamin C increases the production of collagen, which contributes to the fact that the walls of blood vessels are firm and flexible. In addition, it prevents the formation of spider web-like thin capillary varicose veins.

There is a lot of vitamin C in foods such as lemons, oranges, strawberries, broccoli, parsley, kiwi and paprika. In addition to these, you should also get enough protein to increase collagen and build strong veins.

As a result, collagen support products can help prevent the development of varicose veins by supporting vascular health. In addition, if the balls have developed vascular insufficiency and varicose veins, it will be the most correct approach to create a varicose treatment plan that suits you by evaluating it with a doctor in Turkey.


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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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