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Wearing Loose Fitting Clothes is Healthy

Artichoke Dragon 1 - Designer Plus Size Clothing - Habibe LondonLoose fitting clothing is more comfortable and stylish. If you have skin problems, you might need to take further care when selecting clothing. Skin problems can be caused by conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, deprived circulation, reduced sensation, or allergies to certain chemicals.

All kind of detergent can also irritate sensitive skin, so make a note of which brands or types have caused a reaction in the past. Numerous producers make neutral or hypo-allergenic powders and detergents, however this does not always mean they will not cause a reaction. (The National Eczema Society, 2008)

If you have sensitive skin or a skin condition, you may know what types of materials work best for you. Commonly, natural fibres like cotton, linen and silk will feel soft and smooth against your skin.

Fabrics that are flexible and spring when you move are often more comfortable than harder fabrics, especially if you sit for long periods. Some textile dyes can cause allergies. In the dyeing process the dyes bind to the fibres, and sometimes excess colour can be released and come into contact with skin. Some clothing manufacturers are now using 100% organic, unbleached cotton and silk, linen with natural dyes, which may be more suitable if you have an allergy to textile dyes. (National Allergy Research Centre, 2011)

The weight of a fabric can also be important to consider, especially if you experience pain when moving or if you have limited strength or endurance. Wearing a few lighter weight garments is likely to be warmer and more comfortable than a heavy coat. (Source: http://www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk/scenario.php?csid=396)

Living with fibromyalgia typically means dealing with daily discomfort and fatigue. One common — and often overlooked — source of pain for people with fibromyalgia can stem from your clothing choices. As a result, you can help fibromyalgia simply by making better decisions about what you wear, says Nathan Wei, MD, a rheumatologist and director of the Arthritis Treatment Center in Frederick, Md. “People who have fibromyalgia have a condition where even light touch can be perceived as being painful. This is called allodynia. As a result, clothes should be loose-fitting, lightweight, and non-constricting.” In other words, tight clothes are the enemy.(Source: http://www.everydayhealth.com/fibromyalgia-pictures/cool-and-comfortable-clothing-choices-for-fibromyalgia.aspx)

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