Alert! Wearing Tight Belt Might Hamper Your Masculinity, Know All The Health Dangers

Can wearing tight belts cause hernia? Yes. This practice can also cause other health problems including infertility and heartburn.

Chanchal Sengar
Written by: Chanchal SengarUpdated at: Feb 05, 2020 15:21 IST
Alert! Wearing Tight Belt Might Hamper Your Masculinity, Know All The Health Dangers

Some men are habitual of wearing belts tightly. This small habit might cost you big in the long run. While it is okay to wear a tight belt occasionally, but doing this daily is not good for your well-being. Belt puts pressure on your lower abdomen which is a vital connecting part of the body as many important veins pass through that area. As belts compress the stomach, this is likely to affect the functioning of those veins which directly impacts your health in multiple ways.

It is often seen that people wear tight belts to show their stomach less, to hide obesity or due to habit. At the same time, there are many such belts in the market for weight loss and to hide obesity, which keep your stomach tight. All these can be harmful to health. Let us tell you how tight belts can be dangerous for your health.

Heartburn (Acid reflux) problem

Wearing tight belts throughout the day puts you at greater risk of acid reflux or heartburn. Actually, the tight belt puts pressure on your stomach, due to which the acid made to digest food crosses its limit and reaches the lungs and throat. This is why people wearing tight belts often have problems with chest irritation, indigestion, constipation and indigestion. In the long run, this problem can also cause throat cancer.



Wearing tight belts can also make you a victim of serious illness like hernia. In the case of Hiatal Hernia, the upper part of the stomach comes out of the diaphragm due to the weakening of its diaphragm, due to which it is unable to stop the acid produced inside it. These acids reach the stomach and irritate, due to which we feel burning sensation and severe pain in our chest.

Also Read: All About Hydrocele Disease In Men


Wearing tight belts for a long time can lead to decreased fertility of both men and women, increasing the risk of infertility. In fact, wearing a tight belt creates pressure on the pelvic area, where vital organs are associated with reproduction. Also, due to tight belts, air does not reach the private organs properly and the body temperature (body heat) increases, which reduces sperm count.

wearing tight belt

Spinal problems

Tight belts at the waist change the way men use their abdominal muscles when they are standing. This is due to the extra pressure placed on those muscles. This extra pressure can cause spinal cord stiffness. Besides, tying more tight belts also changes the angle of the center of gravity and pelvic area. Besides, it also puts additional pressure on the knee joints.

Also Read: Herbal Oils To Treat Erectile Dysfunction Naturally

Back pain and swelling in the legs

back pain and tight belt

If you wear a tight belt, you may have back pain. This is because the cystic nerve and many other important veins pass around your waist, the pressure on which causes damage to your body. Apart from this, you may also experience swelling in your feet due to pressure around your waist.

Men, leave the habit of wearing tight belts if you don’t want to face its harsh repercussions.

Read more similar articles on Men's Health