Skinny jeans are fashionable. Celebs like Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow and even Kate Middleton regularly show up in figure hugging skinny jeans with Russell Brand flying the skinny jeans flag for the boys.
A walk down any High Street or Shopping Mall shows that this fashion is extremely popular with both sexes.However, it turns out that skinny jeans can pose serious risks to health and some doctors are warning against wearing skinny jeans for too long following a spate of hospital admissions.
Recently a 35 year old Australian woman had to be cut out of her jeans after her calves ballooned in size. The woman, who was moving house, had spent a day squatting in front of cupboards but by the evening, her feet had become numb and she was unable to stand.
Doctors said that she had developed Compartment Syndrome – caused by bleeding or swelling within an enclosed bundle of muscles. Her calves had become extremely swollen and she suffered nerve damage as the pressure built up in her lower legs. Doctors said that her skinny jeans had made the condition much worse.
This was an extreme case but many people have had the same experience after wearing skinny jeans for too long, whether wearing them for long haul flights, working at the computer for too long and anywhere else where inactivity is combined with skinny jeans
Compartment Syndrome is not the only associated health issue with skinny jeans. Urine infections can also be a serious problem. It doesn’t make for very pretty reading.
A woman in the UK was hospitalised after she contracted a serious urine infection which left her in agony.
The 31 year old was warned that her favourite skinny jeans were a breeding ground for bacteria and she suffered five weeks in hospital as a result. The woman was told that because her jeans were so tight, and not breathable –they created a warm area perfect for bacteria to fester.
Men have run into similar problems with wearing skinny jeans. They have also experienced the same problems of urine infections as the women as well as the added risk of painful twisted testicles and bladder weaknesses.
Russell Brand may look good in his skinnies but the possible health issues are not a joke. Men are being warned to leave plenty of room round the groin area and to ensure that the jeans are comfortable. The same advice should apply to women!
We are all used to suffering in the name of fashion but it seems that the Skinny Jeans Craze may be turning us into medical casualties as well as fashion victims.
In the future, people may well look back and ask us how we ever thought that the too tight skinny craze was a cool look.
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