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Poll: Has this profession caused you to suffer from gastric disorders?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Has this profession caused you to suffer from gastric disorders?".

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Susanna Martoni  Identity Verified
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Who knows Sep 27, 2010

where my gastric disorders come from?

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avsie  Identity Verified
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Gastric disorders? Sep 27, 2010

No gastric disorders here, but emotional exhaustion and RSI, yes - definitely. I'm almost back to my 100% old self now, thank goodness

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Alina - Maria Chiteala  Identity Verified
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yes Sep 27, 2010

most definitely yes

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Mary Worby  Identity Verified
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No Sep 27, 2010

What a bizarre question! How could there possibly be a causal link between translation and gastric disorders?

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Luisa Fiorini  Identity Verified
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Stress can be the link Sep 27, 2010

Mary Worby wrote:

What a bizarre question! How could there possibly be a causal link between translation and gastric disorders?


Stress at work can cause a lot of disorders! A friend of mine, not a translator, has been suffering from hair loss since she started working.


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Trinh Do  Identity Verified
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Back aches Sep 27, 2010

Hi all,

I've been suffering a bit from back aches, resolved easily by resting or sleeping for 1-2 hours per day. The best therapy is a massage once per month, it's wonderful and brought 100% relief to my symptoms.

I also don't like staying up to 3 am in the morning; it's not worthwhile and you have to pay for the medical bills later.


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Trinh Do  Identity Verified
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There is a possible link Sep 27, 2010

Mary Worby wrote:

What a bizarre question! How could there possibly be a causal link between translation and gastric disorders?


Actually, stomach ulcers are predominant in people who sit too long at the PC.

Best to rest for a while after meals before resuming work. A nice walk would be great.


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There could be Sep 27, 2010

Mary Worby wrote:

What a bizarre question! How could there possibly be a causal link between translation and gastric disorders?


Following certain (non-healthy) food habits, not eating for long times (to meet a deadline), also some abdominal pains may result from sitting for long periods. And as Luisa pointed out, stress can cause pains in different parts of the body. A veteran translator I know and had the honor of working with for a while, is having troubles with peptic ulcers.

That's how I got the question. Yet, so far my stomach is detached from any professional harms. Other parts are still pending on the list, waiting for the (right) time.


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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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Controlling our response to stress Sep 27, 2010

Except for occasional all-nighters, which definitely take a temporary toll, I think we should be able to control our physical response to stress.

If I have stress-related health issues, how am I to know that I wouldn't have had to same issues while pursuing another profession, a volunteer activity, studies, or a hobby?


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Livia D'Ettorre  Identity Verified
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Yes Sep 27, 2010

My gastric disorders are also down to stress and they began when I started working freelance, so maybe there is a link.

[Edited at 2010-09-27 10:12 GMT]


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Lizette Britz  Identity Verified
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Yes Sep 27, 2010

It has also caused weight gain, since now I spend more time sitting indoors.

Cheers,

Liz


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Catherine Winzer  Identity Verified
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Yes, but only indirectly Sep 27, 2010

This profession sometimes causes me not to get as much sleep as I should. That and/or stress sometimes affects my digestion. It's not industry-specific, or indeed work-specific, however, as others have already said. There are all kinds of other aspects of life that can have the same effect.

For me, such symptoms are a sign that I need to slow down, get more sleep and take better care of myself!


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Joanna Hald  Identity Verified
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My stomach is fine Sep 27, 2010

My stomach is fine, but I sit too much and as a result my back is not so fine anymore. I excersise, swim but still. Some days I work with my laptop lying on a couch - it helps. And I'm happy that my customers don't see me in this wotking position

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Rebekka Groß  Identity Verified
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What is it with the doom-and-gloom polls over the last couple of weeks? Sep 27, 2010

Is the staff member selecting them trying to tell us or their boss something?

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