You might want to rethink those sexy skinny jeans you squeeze into. Skinny jeans could jeopardize your health according to a recent study.
Researchers documented that the jeans could cause compartment syndrome, which can damage nerves in the legs because the jeans are so tight. Damage is done to the nerves and muscles, especially when people squat for periods of time.
Additionally, people who wear tight jeans experienced heartburn more since the jeans press against the abdomen, and men had lower sperm count.
The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry released its study in June, documented a 35-year-old woman, who experienced numbness and tingling in her legs while helping a family member move.
Doctors found that she had high levels of enzyme creatine kinase, which could cause kidney damage, and heart damage with elevate levels.
What does this mean?
Health Grade wrote that “An elevated level of creatine kinase is seen in heart attacks, when the heart muscle is damaged, or in conditions that produce damage to the skeletal muscles or brain. Creatine kinase is often incorrectly referred to as creatinine kinase.”
The takeaway here is quite simple, if you are experiencing any discomfort wearing skinny jeans—find another pair of jeans.
Too bad we can’t buy smart jeans to tell us when we’re endangering our nerves or muscles.
Perhaps Google will come up with a smart wardrobe. Until then, Google's life science division has created a heath tracking wristband to allow doctors to track how patients are doing. They do this by monitoring skin temperature, heart rate, and pulse.
The medical grade wristband will not be marketed to consumers, but more for doctors, and researchers to gather more accurate information, according to Bloomberg.
Google already created a smartwatch through Android Wear, but there is nothing on the market that could track such details on a patient like the wristband.