Talking over mobile for more than 30 minutes linked to developing hypertension

Did you know that prolonged use of mobile phones for more than 30 minutes at a time may be linked to developing hypertension? Learn more about the potential health risks associated with mobile phone use and how you can protect yourself .

Talking over mobile for more than 30 minutes linked to developing  hypertension

 Scientists have reported adverse health effects of using mobile phones including changes in brain activity, reaction times, and sleep patterns. More studies are underway to try to confirm these findings. When mobile phones are used very close to some medical devices (including pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, and certain hearing aids) there is the possibility of causing interference with their operation.Children have the potential to be at greater risk than adults for developing brain cancer from cell phones.

There is no doubt that a mobile phone is a handy tool. It eases communication with colleagues, friends, and relatives. But every technology that provides such benefits comes with a set of negative impacts.

Mobile or cell phones have become an integral part of modern life, with billions of people worldwide using them daily for communication, entertainment, and productivity. With advancements in technology, mobile phones have evolved from simple devices that can make calls and send text messages to sophisticated devices capable of performing a wide range of functions, from browsing the internet to taking high-quality photos and videos.

In 2023, the number of smartphone users in the world today is 6.92 Billion, which translates to 86.29% of the world's population owning a smartphone.

While mobile phones offer many benefits and conveniences, there are also potential health risks associated with their use. Prolonged use of mobile phones has been linked to a range of health concerns, including eye strain, neck pain, and headaches. In addition, some studies suggest that mobile phone use may be linked to increased risk of developing certain types of cancer and hypertension.

How much time do Indians spend talking on phone? It is on average 761 minutes per month, according to a new report from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

On average, people spend 3 hours and 15 minutes on their phones per day

To mitigate these potential risks, it is recommended to use mobile phones in moderation, take regular breaks, and maintain good posture while using them. Additionally, it is important to follow manufacturer guidelines and recommendations for safe use of mobile phones, such as keeping the phone away from the body when not in use and using hands-free devices for phone calls.

 Mobile phones have revolutionized the way we communicate and interact with the world around us. With proper use and precautions, they can continue to enhance our lives while minimizing potential health risks.

According to recent studies, prolonged use of mobile phones for more than 30 minutes at a time may be linked to developing hypertension, a common medical condition characterized by high blood pressure. The electromagnetic radiation emitted by mobile phones has been shown to affect blood flow and increase the resistance of blood vessels, leading to elevated blood pressure levels.

"Mobile phones are contributing to the epidemic of chronic disease, including cancer, Alzheimer's, and heart disease." - Dr. Joseph Mercola

While occasional mobile phone use is not likely to cause significant harm, prolonged use over time can increase the risk of developing hypertension, which can lead to serious health complications such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. This risk is particularly relevant for individuals who use mobile phones frequently or for long periods, such as those who use their phones for work or entertainment.

To reduce the risk of developing hypertension from mobile phone use, it is recommended to limit the duration and frequency of phone conversations, take regular breaks, and use hands-free devices whenever possible. Additionally, individuals with existing hypertension or other cardiovascular conditions should consult with their healthcare provider about potential risks associated with mobile phone use.

Over a median follow up of 12 years, 13,984 (7 per cent) participants developed hypertension. Mobile phone users, who for the purposes of this study used a mobile phone at least once a week for making and taking phone calls, were found to have a 7 per cent higher risk of hypertension compared with non-users.

Those who talked on their mobile for 30 minutes or more per week had a 12 per cent greater likelihood of new-onset high blood pressure than participants who spent less than 30 minutes on phone calls. The results were similar for women and men.

Weekly usage time of 30-59 minutes, 1-3 hours, 4-6 hours and more than 6 hours was associated with an 8 per cent, 13 per cent, 16 per cent and 25 per cent raised risk of high blood pressure, respectively. Years of use and employing a hands-free device/speakerphone were not significantly related to developing hypertension

while mobile phones offer many benefits and conveniences, it is important to be aware of potential health risks associated with their use and take steps to minimize those risks.

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