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How often should you rest from staying in front of computer?

How often should you rest from staying in front of computer?

Every so often: A common rule is 20/20 -- 20 sec break every 20 min. If the text is too small, you can adjust the size, and the distance from the monitor, and the lighting. 30 minute breaks to do something else in between is also a good way to avoid fatigue. ...Read more

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I have recent RSI in both forearms. Is it important to rest the painful area ? I believe it's from computer use at work.

I have recent RSI in both forearms. Is it important to rest the painful area ? I believe it's from computer use at work.

Rest is Best: Tendonitis is difficult to treat with oral anti-inflammatories due to the poor blood flow through tendons, and a steroid injection can help dramatically. Rest and also a reduction of the offending activity is still vital to the treatment. Ice application is very important as well. ...Read more

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My work involves consistent use of computers (8 hours a day min). My eyes get tired by the end of the day. I can't rest because of work. Suggestions?

My work involves consistent use of computers (8 hours a day min). My eyes get tired by the end of the day. I can't rest because of work. Suggestions?

Many suggestions: Our eyes were not designed to focus on near objects for hours at a time without breaks. It's important to take at least 20 seconds every 10-20 minutes to focus on distant objects- you can also massage around your eyes, breathe deeply and move them in a circle. See http://www.allaboutvision.com/cvs/irritated.htm for more suggestions related to monitor settings, work station etc. Discuss with boss! ...Read more

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My ALT is 61. Freaked out when I got on computer. Rest of LFT's normal. Should I be worried? PCP doesn't seem seem concerned (I Do take Atorvastatin)

My ALT is 61. Freaked out when I got on computer. Rest of LFT's normal. Should I be worried?  PCP doesn't seem seem concerned (I Do take Atorvastatin)

No concern: About 10% of people have elevation of ALT while on statins and it is not a cause for concern. Your ALT is not high enough to consider a change in the statin medication. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I feel I'm always behind a computer or my phone, I'm worried my eyes don't get much rest. How many hrs a day should we limit for using these devices?

I feel I'm always behind a computer or my phone, I'm worried my eyes don't get much rest. How many hrs a day should we limit for using these devices?

Frequent rest: Now with the age of electronic and smart phones with spend ample time looking at the screen by using near vision. Two things that helps with computer fatigue: frequent blinking and breaks by looking far away. When we look close up we tend to contract eye muscle(strain) then by looking far away we relax our eye muscles. It's also good to walk around and do other things for staying healthy. ...Read more

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Can CTS and Ulnar Nerve Damage cause all five fingers to twitch while resting on computer mouse?

Can CTS and Ulnar Nerve Damage cause all five fingers to twitch while resting on computer mouse?

Ulnar & median nerve: Yes, if you have both ulnar nerve and median nerve conditions, you may have twitching all over your hand, although the ulnar nerve alone supplies most of the hand muscles, and that is probably enough. Watch where you set your elbow. http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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Is staying in front of computer bad for pregnant woman?

Is staying in front of computer bad for pregnant woman?

Well...: Only if you sit too long in the same position. You could be at risk for leg swelling and possible clot formation. Get up every 30 minutes to walk and stretch your legs and body! ...Read more