Spanx can cause health problems

By Laura Hundemer,

Tight under garments known as Spanx help women look fit but studies suggest they are damaging to the body. The shape wear, worn daily by many celebrities, can actually cause health problems because they are so restrictive.

Spanx can cause problems with digestion, breathing, incontinence, and cause infections because you are squeezing your organs so tightly.

According to Huffington Post, gastroenterologist Dr. John Kuemmerle explains, “In someone who has weakness down below and a tendency towards incontinence, increasing intra-abdominal pressure can certainly provoke episodes of incontinence."

As if digestion and incontinence problems weren’t enough, other women have reported nausea and numbness in their legs from wearing Spanx. Who knew clothing could affect your health?

Beware guys, tight clothing can affect men just as much. According to CBS News, when men wear excessively skinny jeans, they can risk damaging their testicles. Circulation can get cut off causing the testicle to die.

So, next time you are purchasing shape wear, be sure to choose the right style and a size that isn’t too tight. This can help you avoid any potentially painful health issues.

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