Lisa Stern is a nurse practitioner who says that tight belts and waistbands can increase your risk of bladder infections. They can even cause nerve damage in your waist and legs. The fix is simple. Wear looser clothing. And don’t be surprised if your symptoms persist even after you give yourself some breathing room. Neurologist Dr. Orly Avitzur says it can take a couple of months for damaged nerves to return to normal.