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    Computer and heart related problems

    I think I have problems with my heart. People say it is computer related. I still didn't visit the doctor. I have chest pain and my hand is numb. This is not too severe, but it is distracting. I am young and athletic so I have no clue what is going on. I wonder if anyone that sits on the computer for a long time has these problems?
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    wait - you're having heart pains and numbness and you haven't seen a doctor? What are you waiting for - don't mess with heart pain.

    It could be something as simple as stress, but only a doctor will know for sure...
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    See a doctor -- soon. Sometimes there is a defect in the heart that was not discovered previously.
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    Athletic or not, that sounds very serious. Even if it is because of the long hours at the computer, it doesn't make it any less serious. And while I understand your sentiments about hesitating to see a doctor (I never do myself unless I'm about to die), heart is a serious enough matter to consult one.

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    what you describe is (among other things) symptoms of heart related health problems.

    some yrs ago a friend of mine had these same symptoms and when he finally went to see a doctor he needed some serious heart surgery. they had to cut his chest in half to reach the heart and it took probably 6+ months for him to recover. he is not in good shape but he is alive... and it had nothing to do with computers, if your doctor says it has, he probably need a shrink or move on to another job hehe.
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    You're not seriously coming to a web design forum for medical advice are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by revsorg View Post
    You're not seriously coming to a web design forum for medical advice are you?
    Hes not? If these conditions are happening then I suggest going to your doctor immediately. They can lead to serious problems in the long run.

    I hope everything turns out to be fine.
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    I asked question here because I was told by a friend that it could be computer related. Last week I spent endless hours finishing certain project. I did cut the computer time and it seems that I am getting better. This post can maybe help someone with the same problems.

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    Take care of your self.

    Be relaxed.

    Take a walk regularly.

    Do think than do code.

    If you reduce your work, you will be more creative.

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    You sound like you have a Matthew's syndrome, lol. It's not actually real, just some joke we made for a friend of mine named Matthew who thinks he is having heart problems and memory loss because of too much sitting in front of a computer.

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    Get yourself checked out by a doctor so you know its not a heart condition.

    If its not then its probably muscular and you are putting stress on muscles by your posture at a PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomovuk View Post
    I asked question here because I was told by a friend that it could be computer related.
    Unless your heart is powered by your computer (may the gods help you if you run Windows in that case) any physical problems which affect your internal organs are highly unlikely to be related to computer usage. You may have a previously undiagnosed heart condition, you could just be suffering stress, theres plenty of explinations but none of them relate directly to your computer.

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    ohh i have numbing on my wrist if that counts... means my hand has been on the mouse for too long and sitting on the table... i need to find a nice gel pad or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by AznRico View Post
    ohh i have numbing on my wrist if that counts... means my hand has been on the mouse for too long and sitting on the table... i need to find a nice gel pad or something
    Carpal tunnel syndrome anyone? just kidding I personally don't believe that overusage of the keyboard and mouse leads to carpal tunnel. Maybe you just have some pinched nerves.

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    is it really true? i could hardly believe it. if it is true then i would be worst sufferer because of using computer all day long another reason is smoking. I think i am going to die after hearing this sad news


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