Hülya Çakmur

Kafkas University

Hülya Çakmur graduated from medical school at the Atatürk University in Turkey. She completed her residency training in Family Medicine at the Trakya University. She has a PhD degree in Public Health from the Dokuz Eylül University. She has 25 years of practical experience as a specialist in family medicine, including 10 years of experience in public health as a PhD prepared professional. She studied sleep medicine at the UPMC in the USA, attended narrative medicine education at the STU in Canada, studied voluntarily in geriatrics, and published several studies in the field of elderly health. She is an active member of the Turkish Medical Association and European Academy of Teachers in General Practice/Family Medicine. She has eight years of teaching experience as an associate professor at the University of Kafkas and she is the Director of the Department of Family Medicine. She has published more than 30 papers in reputed journals.

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5chapters authored

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Stress response is a physiological reaction of the human body to potential dangers (tangible or intangible). For a living organism, stress within physiological limits is necessary to stay alive. But the protective effects of stress can easily be potentially harmful for the body when it is out of control. Invariably, life events and stress are combined. It is well established that chronic and excessive stress may reduce the quality and duration of life. Even though the negative health consequences of stress may be physical or psychological, it has been observed that many people still maintain a disease-free lifespan after exposure to intensive stressful conditions. It can be inferred that some people have biologically and psychologically higher resilience capacity. However, there is no doubt that management of stress may be possible and could be learned. Therefore, it is important to be aware of stress management strategies to ensure a life free from stress-related health problems and a healthy lifespan.

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