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Here at The Size Experts we care about providing our customers with comfortable, well-fitting, super plus-size underwear. Many of our customers have experienced weight gain or limb swelling, often as a consequence of illness or other underlying causes. Our super wide knee highs, tights, bras, cotton knickers and seamless knickers, loungers and other products are soft, easy to put on and take off, and provide a comfortable fit.

Weight gain is a little discussed secondary consequence of many illnesses and is often accompanied by sensitive skin, mobility problems and discomfort. Our plus size soft knickers, tights and knee highs provide comfort for the weight gain and dry and scaly skin that often accompanies hypothyroidism (under active thyroid). The Size Experts wide fitting knickers and tights are ideal for the weight gain around the waist associated with Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), while our soft comfortable bras and wide fitting knickers and tights are ideal for people with Cushing’s syndrome.

Treatments for other illnesses, such as taking steroids for the treatment of asthma or arthritis, or taking insulin to manage diabetes, can also lead to weight gain. Our range of super plus size wide fitting tights and knee highs and cotton knickers and soft bras are ideal for the weight gain that often accompanies steroid use and Type 2 diabetes treatment. We also supply super plus size boxer shorts for men.

Fibromyalgia and/or Alloydnia can leave its sufferers with super sensitive skin and chronic pain symptoms. Alloydnia (when even light pressure can cause the skin to be super sensitive) muscle, joint, nerve and neuropathic pain can all be exasperated by wearing uncomfortable clothing. Ensuring you are comfortable starts with your underwear. The majority of the pain in Fibromyalgia focuses on the chest, mainly the breast bone and rib cage, making a comfortable bra hard to come by. Our pull over bra is a perfect option, it is has no clasps, a lightweight breathable fabric that can easily be pulled on and off, and a soft stretch that moves with your body. Wide straps and a high back limit the stress put on your skin, whilst it’s moisture wicking properties keep you cool and dry from any excessive sweat.

Our underwear products also cater to the needs of individuals with short-term or long-term leg swelling. Short- to medium-term leg swelling can occur as a result of pregnancy, kidney disease, heart failure, chronic lung disease, thyroid disease, liver disease, medications for high blood pressure or blood clot, severe varicose veins, leg ulcers, leg injury or leg surgery and burns to the skin. It can also be a side effect of radiotherapy, leading to swelling, dryness, itchiness, blistering and peeling.

Long-term leg swelling can be caused by lymphedema or Type 2 diabetes. Lymphodema is a swelling of the legs caused by a blockage in the lymphatic system. When the lymph vessels are blocked, fluid can’t be reabsorbed and it builds up in the tissue, causing discomfort, pain and mobility loss.

One of the side effects of Type 2 diabetes is nerve damage (neuropathy), caused by excess sugar injuring the walls of tiny blood vessels in the legs, causing tingling, numbness, burning or pain which, in extreme cases, can lead to the loss of all sense of feeling in the affected limbs.

Here at The Size Experts, all of our underwear caters to the needs of people with weight, leg swelling and sensitivity issues. The soft bands of our wide fitting anklets for swollen ankles, wide fitting knee highs for swollen ankles and legs, and our wide fitting tights for large legs, bums and bellies are the essence of comfort. Wear our knee highs over compression bandages for leg ulcers or wear our seamless knickers to avoid the redness, itching and discomfort that often accompanies swollen legs. Our soft bras can be worn in the day or for night-time support. Our high waisted wide fitting tights are perfect for pregnancy, and our super plus size lounger is ideal for home or hospital wear.

Our soft, comfortable underwear is also ideal for patients experiencing post operation discomfort. Our pull over bra is ideal post-mastectomy, as it can be comfortably put on over bandages, and our knee highs and anklets are comfortable over leg bandages.

Our entire range of products is designed for comfort and good fit.

The Size Experts – for comfortable super-plus size underwear that fits well.