Skinny Jeans and Spanx Lead to Pain, 'Tight Pants Syndrome'
Doctors have recently found that wearing constrictive clothing can lead to various health problems, ranging from yeast infections to blood clots to the newly-named disorder "tight pants syndrome."
No, this isn't as weird or obscure as "restless legs syndrome." Skinny jeans, the experts say, can pinch a nerve that runs along the thigh and pelvis, causing you to feel a tingling sensation. And if you think that tingles are bad, it gets worse. Because everything is so snug down there, your lady parts won't be able to breathe, letting yeast infections, discharge, itching and even pelvic pain fester.
Should you feel cramps outside your time of the month, that could be due to the fact that you're squeezing into a tight pair of denim, too. When your stomach is sucked in for a long period of time by things like a belt or your jeans, cramps and abdominal problem pop up -- especially for ladies who have irritable bowel syndrome or gastroesophageal reflux disease.
But skinnies aren't the only issue. One of the most popular pieces of shapewear, Spanx, has also been cited as a culprit. In one case, a 15-year-old girl who had been complaining about tingling in her thigh for months suffered from overdosing on the Spanx, Consumer Reports Health reported.
After finding out that her whole soccer team was actually wearing the shapewear under their uniforms, doctors told them to get rid of the Spanx, and they should be back to normal.
We have just one thing to say to that: Shapewear at 15? You might have bigger issues than tight pant syndrome.
Related: How Spanx Made Sara Blakeley a Millionaire by 30
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