Can Clothing Affect Our Health?
In modern society, people are constantly buying new clothes. Branded clothing is extremely popular and also rather expensive. Apart from having a negative impact on our savings, can clothing also affect our health? In this article, we explore the various ways in which everyday clothing can affect our bodies and lead to more serious health issues.
We have all owned a pair of jeans that we wear even though they are too tight! However, this can have detrimental effects on your health. Tight clothes restrict the blood flow to parts of the body, meaning that your heart has to work harder. You may also be vulnerable to the development of varicose veins, where the veins swell and often ache. The tightness of clothes is particularly harmful to your legs, as it leads to numbness and even swelling of the ankles. Furthermore, they rub against the skin and break down the barrier that wards off infections. Combined with the fact that tighter clothes encourage sweat and the presence of bacteria, this means that you may be at risk of developing skin conditions.
Tight clothes on the upper half of your body restrict your breathing, and put pressure on the respiratory system. As a result of this, your cells and organs may not receive enough oxygen, leaving you feeling tired or lacking in energy. The quality of your skin may also suffer, as the cells are not oxygenated and cannot repair.
More serious effects of tight clothing include problems with digestion. This is especially prevalent for people who sport Shapewear, which constricts the organs and impairs their function. In these cases, it takes longer to digest food, leading to constipation and indigestion. Acid is sometimes pushed up into the oesophagus, causing acid reflux. You may also suffer from further pain in your muscles and bones, particularly if you wear tight trousers. This puts strain onto your hips and pelvis, making them work harder to carry your body weight. In extreme cases, people suffer from nerve damage and feel a tingling sensation that occurs after they have removed the clothes.
We hope that this will make you think twice about your fashion choices! Although you might look good, it is not worth risking your health and future complications to wear an outfit. Remember, part of looking good is feeling comfortable in what you are wearing!
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