Aiming to raise public awareness for a healthier society, Near East University Hospital has organized Awareness Days for arrhythmia, hypertension and diabetes. Within the scope of the Awareness Days, Near East University Hospital has rolled up her sleeves to draw attention to the risk factors leading to arrhythmia, hypertension and diabetes. Within this frame, Near East University Hospital has initiated activities towards raising public awareness across the country. After realizing the first event of the Awareness Days in Güzelyurt, Near East University Hospital realized the second event of the Awareness Days in Gazimağusa (Famagusta). During the event, the residents of the region was provided with information about arrhythmia, hypertension and diabetes and their possible underlying causes as well as severe health problems that may be caused by such diseases and disorders. Tests, screenings and cardiologic examinations were provided for the residents who came to Gazimağusa Dispensary for control.

People Living in Famagusta Region Attached Great Interest in the Event…
The residents of the Famagusta Region, who came to Famagusta Dispensary within the frame of the Awareness Days for arrhythmia, hypertension and diabetes, were undergone some tests, screenings and examinations regarding arrhythmia, hypertension and diabetes and were examined by Dr. Ümit Yüksel, cardiologist at the Near East University Hospital.

Some Types of Hearth Rhythm Disorders Increase the Risk of Stroke…
Informing the people about the healthy living conditions and risk factors causing hearth rhythm disorders, cardiologist doctor Ümit Yüksel drew attention to arrhythmia, which is generally described as irregular hearth rhythms or palpitations. Underlining that some types of hearth rhythm disorders could be as significant and dangerous as to put the patient at risk of stroke, Dr. Ümit Yüksek stated that the people, who participated in the event, had undergone some tests, electrocardiography (EKG) and other cardiologic procedures to check for signs of heart disorders.

Spec. Dr. Ümit Yüksek: “Some People Don’t Usually Have Any Symptoms, However, Hypertension is a Serious Disease That May Cause Other Vital Problems…”
Expressing that a number of causes may lead to hypertension, Dr. Yüksek stated that hypertension was defined as chronically high blood pressure (>130 mm Hg or diastolic pressure >80 mm Hg), Spec. Dr. Ümit Yüksek stated that the vast majority of people who have hypertension did not experience any symptoms. “It is important to know that even very high blood pressure may not produce symptoms. It is usually diagnosed in a doctor’s office with a simple blood pressure measurement. Hypertension may cause vital problems including complications such as heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and kidney failure if long-term hypertension is not appropriately treated. In order to prevent any of these complications, early measures should be taken for early diagnosis. It is important to have regular check-ups with your doctor. Hypertension is a common condition and, if caught, can be treated with medication to prevent complications” said he.

Frequent Urination Is the First Sign of the Diabetes…
Expressing that people with diabetes may be unaware that they have the disease, spec. Dr. Ümit Yüksek stated that insulin resistance may be developed in many people without experiencing any symptoms. “The early symptoms may not be noticeable without testing. The first sign of the diabetes is the wish for frequent urination. Diabetes can be diagnosed with simple blood tests. Your doctor can select one of four tests to assess if you have diabetes” noted he.

Services Provided at the Famagusta Dispensary of the Near East University Hospital
The Physician in charge of the Famagusta Dispensary, Spec. Dr. İlksoy İkibiroğlu delivered information about the health services offered at the Famagusta Dispensary, which has been in the service of public for 4 years. “In addition to emergency medical services that are offered 24/7, polyclinic services including Internal Diseases, Pediatrics, Gynecology, Obstetrics and Otorhinolaryngology (Ear Nose Throat) are also provided between 08:00 and 17:00 on weekdays and between 08:00 and 13:00 on Saturdays. By making an appointment, patients can see a doctor at the respective section for medical examination, check-ups, tests and medical screenings. On certain days of the week, Orthopedics and Traumatology and Neurology services are available.”

Underlining that the event was realized with great participation of the residents, Spec. Dr. İlksoy İkibiroğlu stated that the participants were not only informed about hypertension, diabetes and arrhythmia but also monitored via EKG and respective medical tests for the detection of the mentioned disorders. “The complaints and test results of each person were assessed together and each patient was informed about his/her condition and the treatment to be tailored for him/her” noted he.