Over 45min on PC is surfing for trouble
January 30, 2007 12:53pm CST
Docs say prolonged use of screen & keyboard leads to host of diseases, BPOs & students worst-hit. Over 45min on PC is surfing for trouble!-Guard against this PC threat- More and more people, many of them in their 20s and 30s, are falling prey to problems which doctors say result from prolonged computer use. 1] Computer Vision Syndrome: Drying of cornea due to reduced blinking rate, burning sensation/ watering due to continuous contraction of cilliary nerve. 2] Cervical Spondylitis: This is often a result of bad posture, caused by the bending of the vertebral column while looking at the screen. 3] Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Numbness or burning sensation in the fingers caused by long hours when the median nerve of the hand remains compressed due to mouse or keyboard use. Dos & Don’ts: Doctors say many of these patients do not need long-term medication. Observing some simple rules while sitting in front of the PC is sufficient. - Sit straight, ideally with some back support. - Do not sit long hours at a stretch. Walk around a little bit every hour. - The screen should be just at the level of the eye. - Shift the position of t he mouse every couple of hours. - Do some neck and eye exercises, deep breathing.
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