office workers

Diseases of office workers

As a rule, it is considered that work in the office is easy. A person does not need to lift weights, stay outside for a long time, the room is warm, light, there is air conditioning and heating. But, with all the advantages, there are also difficulties that lead to diseases that can be called professional.

Eye disease

An office worker often has to look at the screen for a long time. Because of this, a person rarely blinks and the eyeball is less moistened with tears. Flickering from the screen negatively affects visual acuity. Eyes get tired, short-sightedness develops.

How to help yourself?

  • The eyes should be at a distance of sixty cm from the monitor, and the top of the screen should be at eye level.
  • Doctors and pharmacists recommend using “artificial tears”. These drugs reduce the redness of the eyes, but only for the first time. To get rid of this problem, you need to consult with your doctor.
  • A humidifier helps to get rid of dry eyes.

An office worker should do eye exercises:

  • Without turning your head, you need to turn your eyes clockwise, and then counterclockwise. This exercise should be done five to six times.
  • Look carefully at a small picture on the table, and then look into the distance.
  • Close your eyes and move your eyes to the right 5-6 times and to the left 5-6 times.

Back problems

More than half of office workers, including young people, have back problems. The employee sits often and for a long time, which contributes to muscle atrophy. A sedentary lifestyle contributes to the development of osteochondrosis. Pain can appear suddenly, and painful sensations can be in the neck, and in the chest, and in any part of the spine.

How to help yourself?

  • Every half hour to an hour, walk down the corridor or to the water cooler.
  • You can do a warm-up without leaving your workplace. Turn your head in different directions, move your legs, lean to the right, left, forward, backward. You can also stretch, but this should be done with caution if you have back pain.
  • If you have back pain, take Cataflam. Its active ingredient works by preventing the body from producing chemicals called prostaglandins. These chemicals are responsible for symptoms such as swelling and pain.

Varicose veins

Due to inactivity, the risk of atherosclerosis, varicose veins,including hemorrhoids increases due to inactivity.

How to help yourself?

  • First of all, do not cross your legs. It is both ugly and harmful to health.
  • It is necessary to move the legs, rotate the feet.
  • Sometimes walk down the corridor or at least walk around your workplace.
  • After work, you should raise your legs above your head.
  • If you have vein problems, take Daflon. Diosmin (one of the ingredients in this product) is a type of plant chemical found in citrus fruits, and it is also combined with another plant chemical known as hesperidin. It is a widely held belief that this drug treats hemorrhoids and varicose veins of the legs by reducing swelling and restoring the normal function of the veins.