Assoc. Dr. Gürer Budak said that today’s people unexpectedly encounter chronic diseases just when they say ‘I will relax’ by fulfilling the requirements of modern life. Dr. Budak stated that while advances in science and technology make people’s lives easier in a positive sense, they also bring along important problems.

Stating that the mucilage (sea saliva) problem causing pollution in the Sea of ​​Marmara is very similar to this, Dr. Budak said, “As science, technology and civilization progress, human beings pay the price by aging faster or being sick easier and faster. Actually, this is not unexpected, it is a result that we can predict. The mucilage problem, which is on the agenda of our country, is very similar to this. Under normal conditions, today’s people come to a certain point by making great efforts as a result of modern life, but just when they say ‘I will relax’, they encounter some unexpected chronic diseases. When he looks at himself in the mirror, he realizes that he is aging faster. This is not a surprise. As I said, the progress of science, technology, and the development of civilization is the beautiful side, and it also brings us some problems. We pay the price for this by becoming more sick and aging faster.”


Budak noted that when the disease groups they encountered as physicians in the past and their factors are examined, the patients, disease groups and factors encountered today have changed a lot. Stating that they have difficulties in diagnosing and treating, Budak said, “When we look at it in general, today’s person encounters an internal and external harmful factor that any person 100 years ago could not encounter in a lifetime, maybe in 1 day. These are one of the most important factors of urban life. Many internal and external factors such as closed offices where fresh air does not circulate, sun-drenched, air-conditioning systems, lamps, monitors, mobile phones, intense electromagnetic radiation from tablets, nutritional problems, processed foods, external toxins, stress, and the hassle of life. Although it is not a concrete disease factor, it creates a constant sense of alarm in the immune system cells in the body. This situation causes our immune system to remain active continuously and at a certain dose, as if there is a great risk and disease factor.


Underlining that they are exposed to internal and external toxic factors for a longer time, Budak said:

“As the life expectancy increases, the incidence of some chronic degenerative diseases, which we will not encounter in a short time under normal conditions, increases. 300-500 years ago, the average lifespan of a person who was 40-50-60 years old was the result of the problems faced by both his genetic heritage and external factors, for example, while the rate of disease was 20-30 percent, now the expected lifespan is extended to the 80s and 90s The more harmful factors that we are exposed to during the time, cause us to be sick more often. However, the nature of the diseases has also changed. While we used to struggle with some concrete and easily treatable diseases, the causes of which we could determine more clearly, it is not easy to fight chronic chronic inflammation only with anti-inflammatory agents. Because a continuous internal or external stress will not be able to reduce toxins with some anti-inflammatory agents.”


Budak stated that diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are more common with the prolongation of lifespan and the increase in the number of the older population in the world. Just as the main critical factors that cause mucilage in the Sea of ​​Marmara in order to age healthy, it is also in the hands of the person to prevent and destroy the factors that cause destruction in one’s own organism, veins and organs, make them sick more often, and cause faster aging. What will we do, we will exercise regularly. I think the disease of 100 years is inactivity. This is everyone’s common problem. The beginning of the struggle with this problem is again the human being himself. We will move, we will eat healthy. We will reduce the free radical load in our body. We will try to be healthy and age healthy with the right supplements that will support our immune system in this sense.”

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