Dr. John Kuemmerle, the gastroenterologist, tells the website the tight materials that make up shapewear can compress your colon, stomach and intestine, as well as make acid reflux and heartburn more severe and bring on something called erosive esophagitis. We’re not sure what that is, but it doesn’t sound at all pleasant.
And, oh, yeah: Your Spanx can cause incontinence, too, the doc tells HuffPo, especially for those who have had bouts of IBS in the past. Um, equal parts ick and eek!
Dr. Karen Erickson, the chiropractor, tells HuffPo shapewear also can do a number on your digestion, causing gas, bloating or other tummy woes, along with shallow breathing. Neat! She tells the site sitting too long in shapewear may cause meralgia paresthetica, a condition that compresses a nerve in your leg, causing a range of fun stuff like tingles, numbness or plain ol’ pain.
Would You Risk Incontinence to Keep Wearing Your Spanx?: http://www.ivillage.com/could-shapewear-spanx-be-dangerous-health/5-a-557802
Eek! Who knew? Do you wear Spanx?