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Is wearing underwear that's too tight unhealthy?

Wearing underwear that is too tight can cause a variety of health issues. If you wear your underwear up high near the belly button this can put excessive pressure on the stomach and aggravate acid reflux disease. If you wear your underwear low it can aggravate urinary incontinence issues, and compress nerves of the groin and lower leg as well as hamper blood flow. Do not wear garments that leave indents or pressure on the skin.

Keri Peterson, MD
Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Keri Peterson discusses how wearing underwear that is too tight can affect your health. Watch Dr. Peterson's video for information on health and wellness.


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