Awareness campaign against NASH is held every year on 9th June, International NASH Day, which is defined as Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and is a deceptive disease caused by excessive fat accumulation in the liver (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis). In this context, the provincial health director of Istanbul, Prof. Dr. was present at the ceremony held at the Sepatsila Summer Palace. Dr. Kemal Memisoglu, director of the Institute of Gastroenterology at Marmara University and head of the Turkish Liver Research Association’s Fatty Liver Sub-Working Group, and one of the world’s ‘100 Turks who conducted medical science’ in 2018, is a professor. Dr. Yusuf Ilmaz, Lecturer in Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty Gastroenterohepatology, Member of Turkish Liver Research Association Board Sabahatin Kaymakolu, Prof. Dr. Dr. Murat Akyildız and patients and physicians were present.
There are 20 million patients with fatty liver in Turkey, of which at least 2 million are at risk of cirrhosis, said NASH. Although it was pointed out that the disease progresses fraudulently and is not yet known for any drug treatment, there was an emphasis on major damage to liver obesity. Istanbul Provincial Health Director Prof. Dr. Kemal Memişoğlu further warns that obesity and inactivity are a big danger.
“I’m ready to be unemployed, just like people keep healthy”
Talking about the epidemic process, Istanbul Provincial Health Director Prof. Dr. Kemal Memişoğlu said: “The ones who suffered the most in Kovid were usually our patients who did not take good care of their bodies, were overweight, had co-morbidities and did not exercise. Instead of feeling remorse after ‘nothing will happen to me’, we need to raise awareness about not actually being there. When you look at it today, covid has become the agenda of the world, but the number of deaths from covid and the number of deaths is comparatively different from the diseases we call circulatory system. About 17 million people in the world die of circulatory diseases alone. Much more interesting; The serotonin disease that we have discussed due to fatty liver is actually much more deceptive and much more common. One of the biggest risks in this society at the moment is; Obesity, we see fat in one in 4 people. I think one in ten of them get the disease. Our people should know that regret will not be of any use after their liver is exhausted, many patients are waiting for a transplant when you see it. We are more than happy that people are not sicker than the treatment of their illness. I want to be unemployed as long as people are healthy, “he said.
“In 20-30 years, we will fight disease.”
Talking about a question about NASH disease screening studies, Prof. Dr. Memişoğlu says, “There is no screening for NASH. Not today, not tomorrow, but ten years later I say, after this fat accumulation, you have a real problem. You have a scan, nothing can come out, but you If you continue to have negative eating habits after five years, you will have fatty liver. It is too late. We give extra food, they have fast eating habits. Absolutely do not exercise, increase.When overweight children cannot lose this weight, especially during adolescence, we can fight many problems when the metabolism gets older after a certain age. I would like to specifically mention this risk. In a country with a young population, if you do not prioritize preventive health in the preventive health system, if you do not give it as a society, when you look at it today, some people have serious obesity and weight problems. Developed countries. There is something that cannot be solved. It may not be very noticeable right now but b I am sure that after 20-30 years, with these habits, we will really grow up to be able to deal with health related diseases, especially obesity and inactivity. Unfortunately, our country is not in a good position to deal with diabetes at the moment