Sunday, 21 April 2013

For ladies & gentle men: Fashions that can kill you.

Everyone likes to be viewed as fashionable but sometimes being fashionable comes at a high price. Here are a few fashion trends that are detrimental to your health:
1, Skinny Jeans
Tight-fitting jeans can cause a large number of problems including urinary tract infections and yeast infections for women and twisted testicles and bladder weakness for men. A study also found that tight-fitting pants can cause low sperm count and fungal infections.
2, High Heels
High heeled shoes do a lot of damage to the entire body from head to toe. High-heeled shoes cause bunions, foot arthritis, knee and back pain.  Also forcing your feet into the wrong size of shoes can cause nerve damage.
3, Flip Flops (Slippers)
Flip-flops offer no support to your foot, increasing risk of injury to the feet, ankles, knees and lower back.  The lack of support can leave a person susceptible to nerve problems.  According to a report from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, flip-flops also change the way a person walks, forcing them to grip the sandal with the toes and putting unnecessary strain on a different set of muscles.
4, Extremely Large Handbags
Some women are notorious for carrying around enormous bags despite the pain that it inevitably causes.  Heavy bags can cause significant back and neck pain. Skinny straps also can dig into the skin and bags that are not worn properly can even lead to nerve pain.  So, is everything in that bag really a necessity?
5, Portable Music Players
This has now become a very popular accessory – for men and women, young and old.  And yet, blaring music directly into the ears is definitely not a good thing.  Headphones can blast sounds at 110 decibels, roughly equivalent to a rock concert and twice the volume of normal conversation. If a personal standing near you can hear the music coming through the headphones, then it’s too loud. In fact, as little as 15 minutes a day with loud music can do serious damage. Plugging the ears also multiplies the amount of bacteria inside the ear.
6, Tight Underwear
For men, wearing tight underwear can cause an increase in temperature in the area around the testes, which can lead to infertility.  Jock itch, a fungus that grows around the groin area, can also be triggered by friction with clothing and prolonged wetness in the groin, such as sweating.  Urinary tract infections have also been tied to wearing tight, non-breathable underwear.
7. Tight waist girdle (damages the uterus)
 The uterus is the organ that suffers the most from tight waist girdle. Depending upon how early the tight waist girdle process is started, the uterus can fail to develop properly due to the inactivity of the abdominal muscles. Women also suffer from a lapsed uterus as a result of tight waist girdle. This is when the womb starts to collapse because there is not room in the abdomen for the womb to expand fully. As early as the beginning of the 20th century it was known that a displaced uterus could be the result of tight waist girdle. In his book, Displacements for the Womb published in 1912, Dr. Hartland Law explains that every time the bladder or rectum empty, the uterus is temporarily displaced. Without the effects of tight waist girdle this would not be a problem. However, tight waist girdle makes the ligaments that normally lift the uterus back into place weak and unable to perform this simple yet crucial task. Permanent displacement of the uterus is the result of these weakened ligaments. The uterus slowly moves to the lower back causing pain in the head and back and creating an inability to stand or walk for long periods of time. Because the uterus is not in its proper location, it does not completely empty of blood during the menstrual cycle. It eventually become so full with excess blood that through labor pains it is finally expelled.
As is the case for men, women wearing tight, non-breathable underwear can create an environment that does not stay cool or dry.  This environment can lead to urinary tract or other infections.  Thong underwear causes significant friction and can cause abrasions and, potentially, actual wounds.  Yeast infections also are more common among women who wear thongs.

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