Hyderabad Boy Suffers a Stroke After Playing PUBG for Hours
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In an alarming incident, a teenager from Hyderabad was admitted to the Sunshine hospital in the city after suffering from a stroke. Doctors say the 19-year-old had been addicted to the video game PUBG as the result of which his health had been impacted, to the point that the teen developed a stroke. This incident comes as the latest in a string of such stories coming to light, which is leaving doctors and mental health experts increasingly concerned about the role of video games and technology on health.

Gaming Disorder: Last year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) defined Gaming Disorder as a pattern of gaming behaviour characterised by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences.

When we talked to Dr K Vinod Kumar, senior neuro physician from Sunshine Hospitals, who treated Keshavardhan, he said: “In this case, Keshavardhan had forgotten to tend to the needs of his body in order to play the game. He skipped drinking water and eating, and if this behaviour continues for a few days, it starts to stress the body, especially the brain and the heart.

Keshavardhan showed brain thrombosis (clots) and stroke-like symptoms with weakness in the right side of the body. Due to deficiency of calories, water and vitamins, his blood had become thick, resulting in thrombosis in the brain vessels. However, we treated him in a couple of days, and doing much better now.”The youngster used to play whenever he could find some time. When his family members used to try to stop him from playing at night, he would continue on the sly hiding under the blanket.

Source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/lifestyle/tech/2019/sep/12/pubg-a-deadly-game-2032290.html
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This is eye opener for the parents.
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In these days Hostelr students playing PUPG 15 HRs ,continue, this is big problem in india ,
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Tobacco in any form a W M D I e weapon of mass destruction.
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