March 16, 2014
Spending hours in front of the computer, talking on the phone, chatting excessively, listening to loud music with headphones and sticking to the television all have consequences. Some health problems can be caused by the famous excessive ‘hyperconnectivity’.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
The most common disease that people who spend long hours working with computers can suffer from is carpal tunnel syndrome, a disease that occurs when the nerve that runs from the forearm to the hand is pressed or trapped inside the carpal tunnel. at the wrist level, causing numbness, pain, tingling and weakness in the affected hand.
If you listen to music through headphones at full volume, you risk hearing problems. The first and most important is hearing loss or deafness, loss of balance and in the short term, nausea and vomiting.
Overused technology has negative health consequences. Many people have symptoms of depression, social withdrawal, anxiety, loss of pleasure and enjoyment of daily activities, among other psychological disorders.
Overweight and obesity
A recent study confirmed that people who spend a lot of time in front of the computer are more prone to sedentary lifestyle, and therefore, to suffer from overweight and obesity, conditions that lead to other problems such as diseases in the circulatory system and diabetes, among others.
Damage to the nervous system
Abusing technology can cause irreversible damage to the central nervous system, since the electromagnetic fields emitted by these devices cause diseases such as vertigo, fatigue, sleep disorders, memory loss and the development of brain tumors.
Staring at computer or television screens for hours can also cause eye and vision problems. The most common are: dryness and eye strain. The recommendation is to take active breaks to relax the eyes from exposure to these elements.
The obsession with technology is a reality in the modern world. So much so that it is already classified as a disease by specialists with symptoms such as fear of not having a cell phone at hand and internet addiction itself.
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