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Serious Health Risks and Problems While Using Computers - Watch Out

Updated on June 27, 2011

Computer and Health Risks!

I have got back active in online article writing just the past week. And some days I find myself sitting in front of my laptop for long hours doing researches( I love it more than writing) and adding up valuable insights to my articles.Finally, at the end of the day when i look at the mirror I find my eyes turned bright red and a slight pain over my neck.Computer and health risks have gained higher prominence nowadays by the emergence of working-from-home system!

When I did a search on the Internet about computer and health concern of using laptops I realised that the consequences can be seriously baneful!

As the new century has given prominence to office furnishing and creating an encouraging workplace,they take use of computers and health seriously. I think those who write from home like hubbers are more prone to these computer and health problems at present!I will described a few problems and remedies for article writers and internet surfers like us those who sit and stare the computer for hours doing research and publishing.This technology health problem has effected just like cars ,those who drive for long hours can have chronic back ache.

Risks To The Eyes: Compute vision syndrome

Blink Your Eyes!

If you work too long in front of the computer whole day long, soon you will be developing a tunnel vision because your eyes focus very long on the monitor and will start having problems with your pheripheral vision.Since your eye blinking reduces considerabiliy.It will lead to dryness.To make it sound complex, its called computer vision syndrome.

Solution: Take breaks! Get up (only after you finish reading my hub alright!) and look something else for a little while .Move around here and there a bit , get ideas for your future hubs, and return to your seat!Don't forget to blink you eyes this could keep your computer and health hand in hand.

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Risks with Posture!

Spine: Always sit in a chair that provides you with good suppor on back and lumbar.You can avoid all unnecessary spinal cord problems just by using a good sitting position and chair!Be carefule you only have one back.

Arms: You arms ankle should be always ninety degree bent while typing.Keep keyboard, track ball or mouse in front of you.This may save you from problems concerning arms, shoulders, nerves in the hand and wrist.Using the keyboard and placing it can greatly affect the risk of getting RSI and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Neck:The neck should be kept staright while looking on screen and be sure that you completely avoid unnecessary streaching and bending of the neck.

Legs: Feet should be flat over the ground and parallel to your thighs. Don't keep your feet flying in the air and don't feel lazy to adjust your chair according to the need so that you can give foot support on the floor.

E-thrombosis : is a newly-recognized hazard that affect people those who sit still for long hours.E-thrombosis can be life threatening.A blood clot forms in the leg due to long period of inactivity.This clot can break up and move up into the lungs with some deadly results.

Solution( (e-thrombosis): The remedy is simple.All that is necessary manage both your computer and health is that you move about frequently throughuot the day.Walk around for five to ten minutes each hour is all that takes to reduce the risk substantially! Just put your iphone on one corner and you pc on another!!

Healthy Hubbing All!


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    • ladyguitarpicker profile image

      stella vadakin 

      4 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Hi, a lot of good advice you have given in your Hub. Great tips for people like me. Stella

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      4 years ago

      Thank for this informative article! Very useful and informative.

    • lex123 profile image


      4 years ago

      Long hours of the use of computer really spoils our health. Along with the benefits that technology provides, problems also follow. Thanks for the wonderful tips to handle them.

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      4 years ago

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    • nanospeck profile imageAUTHOR

      Akhil Anil 

      9 years ago

      Hi Jean... Gosh! I'm suffering from same things!!! Now im trying to change postures after writing this article.

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      9 years ago

      Useful hub nanospeck. I get the red eye thing. The sitting on the computer part though.... I’m a hunch over the lap top in bed and get a sore back type. Some day I will sit a table like a good little writer :)

    • ezhuthukari profile image


      9 years ago from Kerala

      Sitting in front of the computer sure can create a lot of problems! Well, when I was working I used to sit glued to the computer..And naturally I developed pain in the eyes and dryness, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain- phew!...Now that I am home I do not spend that much time browsing! Learned my lesson, you see :-) THanks for the tips:-)


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