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What is Tight Pants Syndrome?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Your abdominal discomfort may not be caused by what's happening inside your belly, but what's happening outside. According to one researcher, there's such a thing as Tight Pants Syndrome, which is abdominal pain lasting two to three hours after a meal.

Its cause? Yup. Pants that are too tight. (The researcher says there's as much as a 3-inch difference between waist size and waistband.) Funny, but the same thing happens with men and shirt size. Two-thirds of men purchase shirts with a neck size that's too small, so they get headaches, changes in vision, and even changes in blood flow to and from the brain.
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