Did you know you affect your health wearing tight clothes?

@saundyl (9686)
Canada
June 13, 2008 10:53am CST
I was reading an article on women's health earlier and I was surprised at the list of medical issues they listed that can be caused by wearing tight clothes. They listed the typical Yeast infections, poor circulation and rashes, but I didn't realize that it can cause: Heartburn Varicose Veins Gas GERD as well as skin conditions like Jock rash Dermatophytoses. Urticaria (Hives) Angioedema. Blisters Köbner Phenomenon the site i found this one was: http://www.ehealthcare.ca/spip.php?article259
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@shymurl (2767)
• United States
13 Jun 08
I knew about the yeast infections, poor circulation and some rashes, but I didn't know about all that. I don't like to wear really tight clothes anyway. I just wear what is comfortable. I have to be able to breath, sit, and move around. LOL.
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
Same here. I was looking up information about how to make sure your clothing fits right/looks good and ran across that article.
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@itsmepinky (1301)
• India
13 Jun 08
Thanx for the useful info saundyl. I do not prefer to wear tight clothes generally. I prefer cotton clothes which are not too tight. ~Pinks~
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@GardenGerty (118006)
• United States
13 Jun 08
This is a good post, as some of them also worsen in hot weather. I read somewhere that we should all dress loosely and cool. I know I feel much better when I do that. I have a lot of trouble with rashes in hot weather, where my clothes are too tight. Probably more information than the world would like to know.
@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
Your welcome. Its not as much information as some given in other discussions! I like wearing loose almost too big clothes in the summer I find them cooler.
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@Cocoa33 (921)
• United States
16 Jun 08
i didn't know all these things can be caused by wearing tight clothes. all women should know about this.
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• United States
18 Jun 08
I have just recently gone up in my shoe size by 1/2 a size and from regular to wide because of the issues I was having with my feet. I walk a lot and the last few years (yes I'm stubborn) my feet have been giving me so many problems. My toes go numb, cramp and turn sideways - literally, burning in the balls of my feet, the list goes on. I goggled about the numbness and one of the things I read about was shoes being too tight so I started balling up my toes before I tightened and tied my shoes so they would be loose and immediately notices the difference. Today was my first test with the new shoes and after 2+ miles of walking and lugging some very heavy groceries the whole way back, no cramping, twisting or numbness to speak of. The rest of me is exhausted by my feet feel great.
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
18 Jun 08
I never even thought of shoes being too tight. I'm glad you found a way to fix your cramping/numbness. I hate wearing shoes , more often than not I'm barefoot.
• United States
18 Jun 08
I don't like to wear shoes myself but when you are walking all over the place eventually you have to give in. I'm glad I figured it out finally but it looks like I may have done permanent damage to one of my big toes. Hubby noticed the other night it is pushed inward, like how women that wear those tight pointed shoes get. He wants me to go see a food doctor for it. I will get there eventually.
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
You do have a point there are times shoes are needed but we aren't required to like wearing them. I hope you haven't done permanent damage to your feet!
• United States
17 Jun 08
Yeah, I knew about the yeast infections. That's what me and my mom yell when we see these fast little girls with the tight shorts that look like they can't breathe. I knew about the circulation and rashes as well. I didn't know about the other conditions though, although they do make sense because of the way the clothes are on. I am so glad I don't wear super tight clothing. I am not a big person, and I do wear things that are snug sometimes, but I am not on wearing anything that feels constricting. I have to breathe lmao!!!
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
17 Jun 08
I couldnt wear clothing thats too tight to breath...If I have to struggle to do something up its WAY too small and I wont wear it.
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• United States
18 Jun 08
I didn't mean literally can't breathe, but that's the way you feel once you do get it on. Like I said before, I have to be comfortable in what I wear. If I put on clothes that are too tight, I feel constricted, trapped. I guess I have cloister phobia for clothing because when that happens, I feel like I can't breathe!!!
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
18 Jun 08
I understand what you mean. I'd hate to be uncomfortable like that.
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