Friday, July 13, 2012

Skinny Jeans Health Hazards

It is known to all that skinny jeans are not only meant for women. Many of the males in the society today, the teenagers in particular, are becoming obsessed in wearing tight jeans since it is in the current fashion trend. But little did they know that such type of apparel bring some health hazards.

Just this morning, while browsing online, I found this worth-sharing article featured in regarding skinny jeans. It was stated that according to medical experts, there is an increase in injuries being caused by wearing of skinny or tight jeans.

For men, it is said that this particular type of denim pants is causing testicular torsion – a condition wherein the spermatic cord to a testicle is being twisted. Once the testicle is twisted, it cuts off the blood supply resulting to pain, swelling, and worse; gangrenes of testicle. Aside from affecting the testicle, men who are fond of wearing skinny jeans could also experience a weak bladder, urinary tract infections, and low sperm count.

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Meanwhile, for women, wearing of skinny jeans could increase their chances to have a vaginal yeast infection.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects of tight or fitted jeans, this particular style of pants is also found to reduce blood circulation in legs and thighs, which then results to augmentation of cellulite. It could also cause lateral femoral cutaneous nerve entrapment that causes tingly sensation in the thighs. This condition happens when the wearer habitually put cellphone in the front pocket. Digestion problem is another side effect of high waisted skinny jeans and pressure on the urethra for low rise skinny jeans.

Knowing all those negative effects of constantly wearing skinny or fitted jeans, would you still put style before your health?