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“Smart phone addiction” can lead to obesity, Thai doctor reveals

A female Thai doctor has revealed to INN that what she termed as “smart phone addiction” can lead to obesity and a host of other health problems.

Dr Phanphimon Wipulakorn a spokeswoman of the Department of Public Health said that obsessive and prolonged phone usage can lead to a sedentary lifestyle resulting in obesity.

Dr Phanphimon said that some people were addicted to their phones and can’t bear to be separated from them even for a minute.

She said that if they have no phone, no signal or the battery is dead they suffer from stress, the shakes (delirium tremens), sweating and nausea.

She also described a condition called “finger lock” or “niw lock” in Thai that results from too much swiping.

Other ailments are sight problems due to staring at a small bright screen for too long, neck and should pain and headaches.

People should put down the source of their obsession and do some sport instead, she said helpfully.

Thai VisaINN

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