Tight-fitting jeans are causing health problems as serious as twisted testicles, bladder weakness, urinary tract infections, low sperm count and fungal infections, medical experts have proclaimed.
Dr Hilary Jones, who is working with TENA on a project to highlight the dangers, divulged, “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,” she added.
She informed that men, who wear tight trousers or underwear that is restrictive around the groin area, may end up damaging their health. She warned that wearing tight-fitting clothing for along time can lead to urinary tract infections leading to over-activity of the bladder, a type of bladder weakness and even low sperm count and fungal infections. She concluded, “Please don’t put style before health.”
Tight trousers obstruct the spermatic cord from moving freely, and therefore it twists and leads to testicular torsion which cuts off the blood supply. This twisted testicles require surgery to prevent a gangrenous testicle. Moreover, jeans that are tight-fitting around the groin area can put additional pressure on the bladder and can also lead to bacteria breeding and re-entering the body causing urinary tract infections, and therefore not only the need to urinate more frequently but also severe pain are caused.
The result comes out of the survey that was conducted by TENA Men on 2,000 British men. Zoe Brimfield, TENA Men Brand Manager said, “With this survey we were keen to highlight that while men may like the look of tight-fitting jeans, it’s important that they are not compromising their health.”
“Wearing skinny or ill-fitting jeans can lead to bladder weakness as a longer-term consequence. Male bladder weakness is more common than people think, with 1 in 9 men in the UK currently experiencing some form of the condition,” the Brand Manager added.