Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Danger of Fashion

So a friend of mine clued me into this story, and I felt I had the duty of letting my faithful followers know:

Skinny Jeans Dangerous???

Though skinny look great doctors say they can be dangerous for our health. According to some experts tight might cause a nerve problem called meralgia paresthetica.

Together with high stilettos skinny put great pressure on the femoral cutaneous nerve that runs through the thigh. As a result ladies often feel tingling and burning through the leg.
The affliction has already been named as “tingling thigh syndrome. A woman who developed the one said: It felt really strange - it felt like my leg had gone to sleep.”

However, the condition is not new and has largely appeared in construction workers, pregnant women and obese people; even young, fit women do suffer it sometimes.

Dr. John England of the American Academy of Neurology said: The nerve, in some people, is susceptible to compression. It is a pure sensory nerve - it doesn’t go to muscles or provide strength. Anything that is tight around there could potentially compress the nerve that goes there.”

But before you decide to throw your skinny britches away, remember that the damage is not permanent as it is eliminated as soon as you remove the pressure.

Just don’t wear skinnies all the time, make alterations in your appearance and everything’s going to be all right.

It is going to take a lot more than soon silly nerve damage threats like that for me to toss my skinny jeans. Everyone knows true beauty comes with a price ... and that price is pain.

Pretty sure my toes are going to be deformed by the time I am 40, but even then, I vow to maintain my 3 -5 inch heel wearing habit.

How far would you go to keep your fashionable persona?

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