By Anand Khanse for The Windows Club
5 Most Common Health Problems for PC Users
Causes, symptoms, remedies and methods to prevent 5 of the most common health problems faced by PC users.
By the time you are 40 years of age, your body has undergone and is undergoing fair amount of wear and tear. So, it makes you that much more vulnerable to any occupational hazard. If you have a career in computers, you might want to know what possible problems could crop up and what you could do to prevent their occurrence.
Here are five of the most common problems, which a PC user may face:
1) Eye Strain:
Cause: Staring at the monitor glare and the writing on it continuously for hours , day in day out, puts a strain on the eyes. The eye lens and the eye muscles stay locked in the same position for a long time and thereby, get strained. They subsequently weaken and are unable to perform the contraction and relaxation to the required extent, which is needed to adjust the eye lens in order to view an object at a close distance or faraway. Vision thus, gets impaired.
Symptoms: Headache, pain in the eyes, watering of the eyes.
•Keep monitor at a distance of two feet
•Take frequent breaks and focus at an object far away. This will release the eye lens and muscles from their locked positions, and prevent strain.
•Keep cotton soaked in raw (unboiled) milk over the eyes before going to bed at night. Squeeze them a bit to prevent dripping. Let them be overnight. Do this atleast once a week
•Rub your palms till they feel warm and place them over the eyes till the warmth is felt over the eyes. Rotate eyes gradually clockwise a couple of times and then similarly anticlockwise. Repeat 2 to 3 times a day. This will exercise the eye muscles and strengthen them.
•Take Vitamins A and C regularly through natural sources like fruits and vegetables, meat and fish.
•Use protective tinted eye glasses to protect your eyes from the monitor glare
•Force yourself to relax your eyes using Eyes Relax.
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