Tight or “skinny” jeans may be fashionable for some men, but could they be affecting your health? According to a survey of 2,000 men, tight-fitting jeans can cause urinary tract infections, twisted testicles, bladder weakness and long-term health consequences.
Dr. Hilary Jones, a spokesperson for the survey, explained:
“Men who wear tight or ill-fitting trousers or underwear which is restrictive around the groin area could be damaging their health. Wearing tight-fitting clothing over a prolonged period of time can lead to urinary tract infections leading to over-activity of the bladder- a type of bladder weakness as well as a low sperm count and fungal infections.”
“I have seen several cases of men who have twisted their testicles due to wearing jeans that are far too tight. My advice would be to make sure you leave plenty of room around the groin area and that your pants and trousers feel comfortable so you’re not being restricted in any way. Please don’t put style before health.”
Results from the survey indicated that 50% of men suffering from skinny jeans experienced groin discomfort, more than 25% suffered bladder problems, and 1 in 5 men experienced a twisted testicle.
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