Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Smartphone addiction a “Nomophobia”, number of diseases hound the body.


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com

People unknowingly become uncomfortable in the absence of mobile phones. Many researches across the world show that if someone continually uses a smartphone, they may suffer from ‘nomophobia’ disease. The number of victims of this disease is increasing.

According to experts, the guardians are unaware of this danger and they should begin to think seriously about the future and health of their children.

Parents probably have no idea that mobile phone addiction can bring terrible physical discomfort to their children.

What is nomophobia?

Smartphone addiction is called nomophobia. It is a phobia (fear) that your phone may not be lost or you will not have to live without it. A person with this disease is called ‘Nomo fob’.

In a global survey, 84 percent of smartphone users have accepted that they cannot live without a phone for a day. This addiction of the smartphone i.e. nomophobia affects our body as well as our brain health.

Computer vision syndrome

A survey of the Vision Council of America found that 70 per cent of people have eyes shrink while watching a mobile screen. This vision can later be transformed into Computer Vision Syndrome Disease. In which the sufferer has a problem of drying eyes and being blurred.

Spinal cord

According to the United Chiropractic Association, the shoulders and necks tend to fall on using the phone continuously. Spinal cord begins to affect the spinal cord.

Effect on the lungs

There is a problem in breathing or deep breathing due to the sloping neck. Its direct effect falls on the lungs.

Kidney can fail

75 percent of people take their cell phones to the bathroom, so that the number of e-coli bacteria is found on 1 of every 6 phones. Diarrhea and kidney failure are expected due to these bacteria.


For two hours, continuous mobility on the face decreases melatonin to 22 percent. It is difficult to sleep. That is, looking at the mobile for a long time may be a problem of sleeping.

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