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Thyroid Storm Can Disrupt Life

Tuesday, 09 March 2021

It is known that many diseases occur when vital thyroid hormones work more or less. Pointing out that sometimes the increase in hormone secretions is given to the blood very quickly and in large quantities, the picture of “thyroid storm” may occur, Endocrine Surgery Specialist from Yeditepe University Hospitals Parathyroid Transplantation Clinic. Prof. Dr. Erhan Ayşan said, "Here is the storm inside us, from now on."   Thyroid hormones play a decisive role in all kinds of functions from walking, speaking, digestion, heart rate, blood pressure, pulse, even...
Diagnostic testing of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) patients has been performed for years. Underlining the fact that the pediatrician should make a pre-diagnosis of SMA in the baby for this test to be conducted, Medical Genetics Specialist Assoc. Dr. Ayşegül Kuşkucu said, “SMA is suspected if there are findings such as muscle weakness, inactivity and looseness in the baby. After the pre-diagnosis, the mutation in the SMN (Survival Motor Neuron) gene that causes SMA disease is referred to medical geneticists for examination. However, if couples are screened with the SMA...
Fatime Sağlam had a stomach ache two years ago. When the symptoms were getting worse, she went to the hospital. After the examinations, Fatime was first given drug treatment and then an endoscopy was recommended. However, she did not because she was afraid of the procedure. She took her medication for 2 years, but had stomach pain and burn again at the end of that time. Fatime, who applied to Yeditepe University Hospital this time, was convinced for an endoscopy. After the investigation, a tumor was found in Fatime. Laparoscopic gastric cancer surgery was performed and the tumor was...
Mammography, which is becoming more and more important in the early diagnosis of breast cancer, is an examination that should be done within the regular controls of every woman after the age of 40. Yeditepe University Hospitals Radiology Specialist Assoc. Prof. Filiz Çelebi, MD. pointed out that the precursor lesions of breast cancer could be detected approximately 2 years ago with mammography. Early diagnosis brings a very high rate of treatment success for many cancers today. Breast cancer is one of them. Pointing out that treatment success of up to 90...
Stating that 5 to 10 percent of cancer is caused by "familial inheritance", Medical Genetics Specialist Assoc. Prof. Ayşegül Kuşkucu, MD. stated that it is possible to investigate the susceptibility of these people to cancer. Reminding that breast and colon cancers, which are common cancers today, can also show genetic transition, Assoc. Prof. Kuşkucu, MD. said that the risks of each family are different from each other, and thus the suggestions presented have changed accordingly. Pointing out that cancer is a genetic disease, Yeditepe University Genetic...
When it comes to patient and physician-friendly innovations in nasal and sinus surgeries, the first thing that comes to mind is the tampons used after surgery. Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Specialist Prof. İlhan Topaloğlu, MD. said, “However, at the point reached today, patients can return to their daily life more comfortably and quickly without the need for tampons after these surgeries”. In addition to the developments in technology and medical materials over the years, nasal surgeries have become much more patient and physician friendly after the...
With their research on the relationship of university students with feminism in collaboration with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayşe Akalın of Istanbul Technical University, Prof. Dr. Demet Lüküslü, Head of Sociology Department of Yeditepe University, has been awarded with the Şirin Tekeli Research Award presented by Sabancı University Center of Excellence on Social Identity and Women’s Studies (SU Gender). Presented in honor of Şirin Tekeli, who was a pioneer in the fields of democracy, social gender equality and feminism and passed in 2012, the award has been presented to Ayşe Akalın, Demet Lüküslü and...
Home accidents, are the accidents rank second in Turkey in terms of being commonplace, right after the traffic accidents. Stating that home accidents threaten the elderly and children most, Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist Prof. Dr. Turhan Özler said that it is possible to reduce the risk with simple measures to be taken. Stating that in most cases of home accidents, falls are the primary reason observed, Yeditepe University Kozyatağı Hospital Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist Prof. Dr. Turhan Özler added that these falls were...
Saying that leaky bowel syndrome, which has been mentioned frequently recently, is shown as one of the biggest underlying causes of autoimmune diseases. Dyt. Exp. Clinic Psk. Merve Öz said that many factors, from nutritional errors, unnecessary drugs such as stress, antibiotics, antidepressants to pathogens such as bacteria and / or viruses, predispose to diseases by affecting the intestinal permeability. Leaky Gut, or as it is known by the public, is a digestive problem that occurs for different reasons. Under normal conditions, the tight bonds in the intestine allow only...
Hypertension, which is thought to be an adult problem, is increasingly detected in children today. Pointing out that primary hypertension can develop in childhood without any symptoms, Yeditepe University Hospital Pediatric Nephrology Specialist Prof. Dr. Ruhan Düşünsel emphasized that especially overweight obese children are at high risk for hypertension. Accordingly, she warned that while headache, visual impairment and general symptoms can be observed in children with symptomatic hypertension, secondary hypertension ...

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