Skinny Jeans are a Health No, No

Recent Medical Studies Warn About Health Hazards of  Wearing Skinny Jeans
Meralgia paresthetica is not the name of an upcoming fashion designer but rather the medical condition that threatens to end with the skinny jeans trend. 

Recent medical studies show that the prolonged use of tight clothes, namely skinny jeans, has lead to an increase in meralgia paresthetica or "tingling thigh syndrome" cases. This condition is characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer part of your thighs, caused by the compression of a nerve on your upper legs. 

The condition was usually suffered by obese people, pregnant women, and construction workers with low-slung belts. However, the skinny jeans fashion trend and killer stilettos have left more young women with a tingling sensation on their legs. 

Mayo Clinic describes "tingling thigh syndrome" symptoms as:

  • Tingling and numbness in the outer (lateral) part of your thigh
  • Burning pain in or on the surface of the outer part of your thigh
  • Less commonly, dull pain in your groin area or across your buttocks
  • In most cases, the condition can be treated by wearing loose clothes, but in severe cases drug treatment and surgery may be needed. 

    Other health risks of wearing skinny jeans include blood clots, bladder and yeast infections, digestive problems and even infertility. 

    Watch this video from The Today Show to hear expert comments on the dangers of skinny jeans. 

    Give your skinny jeans a rest, wearing them only for special occasions and making sure you have some wiggle room in them. If you can't breathe in what you're wearing, chances are you might need to switch outfits.

    For casual outings, wear the boyfriend jean instead. 

    1 comment:

    1. Wow. I'm surprised to read this. I thought skinny jeans just looked silly. And they're bad for you? I guess I won't be wearing them anymore.