5 things your under-wears say about your health

Under wears never lie 

1. Are your under wears more elastic compared to when you bought it?

A good way to know if you have added weight is through your under wears. They never lie. Your under wears are not supposed to expand beyond its original elasticity. Expansion is a sign of weight gain.

What to do:Exercise and eat right. 

2. Is the backside of your under wear more than three inches wide?

Experts say the backside of your under wear ought to be more than 3 inches wide. There is health risks associated with the backside being less than 3 inches wide- specifically vaginal or bladder infection in women.
When your underwear is less than 3 inches wide, it makes contact with the rectum, the bacteria in the rectal area can be transmitted to the fabric and then forward towards the vaginal area “the urethra”. Because women have very short urethra, the bacteria are easily transmitted to the bladder and the consequence could be urinary tract infections.

Slipping into a pair of thong underwear helps women to avoid visibility of their panty line. However, this sleek style of panty can harbor moisture, heat and unwelcome bacteria as well.

Caution: Pay attention to warning signs for an infection or irritation and avoid thongs in certain situations to  minimize your risk. Women who are not prune to these infections can wear thongs, but as a safety precaution it is advisable to wear regular under wear at least once weekly.

3. Are your under wears too tight around your legs?

Extremely tight under wears can press the abdomen. If it’s high and tight, it can compress the stomach and cause acid reflux into the oesophagus and cause heart burn.

 Caution: Avoid too tight under wear.

4Does your under wear have static cling? 

Fold your under wear and then unfold again. If you observe that both sides stick together then you are dealing with static cling. Static cling can aggravate the skin, the fabric can create friction on the skin which causes irritation and itching which causes dryness and eczema. 

What to do:Use fabric softener.

5.Does your under wear have any yellow stains on the backside? 

Yellow stains may indicate internal hemorriods. Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels of the rectum.   Internal hemorroids may not be seen or felt, but they can concede mucours which stains the underwear yellow.

Bleeding may be the only sign that they are there. Sometimes internal hemorrhoids prolapse, or enlarge and protrude outside the anal sphincter. When this happens, you may be able to see or feel them as moist, pink pads of skin that are pinker than the surrounding area.

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