According to growing body of research, fashion, though fun, can take a toll on your health. Curious to see what health hazard you may be hoarding in your wardrobe? Read on:
Health experts, especially bone experts, believe high heels adjust or alter the natural position of the feet and ankles thereby causing a “chain of reactions” that can cause ankle injuries and eventually damage the spine. The higher the heels, the higher the chances of developing ankle injuries and spinal complications. However, several study results indicate that wearing high heels less often is likely to prevent these kinds of injuries.
Tight pants are not only a current trend among women, but among men as well. In spite of their popularity, tight pants may not be worth your money after all. The Journal of Neurology and Psychiatry recently published a troubling case where a 35-year-old lady was rushed to the emergency room after her ankles and toes went completely numb while wearing a pair of highly fashionable skinny jeans.
The woman’s ankles and toes were so swollen by the time she arrived at the emergency room that the medics had to use scissors to peel off her jeans. The other parts of her legs, including the hips and knees were working well, published the journal.
But it appears the perils of wearing tight pants have not been recently noted. According to the Wall Street Journal, an internists known as Dr. Octavio Bessa had already detected a relationship between tight pants and abdominal discomfort in men way back in 1993. He had consequently come up with the term “tight pants syndrome” and concluded that people should wear more comfortable pants. So, if you are a fan of tight jeans, you might want to go easy on them.
The Kardashians absolutely adore corsets and have consequently influenced thousands of women into the art of waist training using corsets. Waist training basically means squeezing a plump waist into submission using a corset. While there is still no factual evidence of the effectiveness of the process, the number of women purchasing corsets continues to grow by the day.
Wearing a corset can be a painful experience and can make breathing a difficult process. But that’s not all, according to some health experts; corsets could possibly cause serious damage to the ribs and other internal organs. So, if you simply can’t stay way from corsets, maybe it’s high time you sought the opinion of your health provider.
Lately, some health experts have been suggesting that wearing tight neck ties could elevate intracranial pressure. Increased or elevated intracranial happens when the pressure around the brain rises. In spite of this, the small body of evidence available shows that the levels of intracranial pressure raised by tight neck ties remains within safe range. Tight neck ties could also cause ocular hypertension or elevated blood pressure in the eyes.
While a couple of study results don’t automatically make tight-fitting ties a contributing factor to serious health problems, it is still wise for those who don them regularly to go slow on them. Therefore, if you are a chauffer, a real estate agent, an attorney, or you are in any other career that calls for you to dress elegantly most of the time, you might want to give yourself some breathing space.