Beware of Shapewear!

Pat Persaud

Who among us doesn't love their Spanx?! Shapewear is a must for many of us. Especially if you're over the age of 40!

But I had to laugh the other day when reading about the potential health hazards of shapewear. Seriously! Especially for women who wear the stuff every day.

Seems compressing out stomach, intestines and colon can lead to things like acid reflux and heartburn! Constant pressure on your bladder can lead to stress incontinence too! Who knew?

Wearing really tight tights can also lead to tingling, numbness, leg pain. If you have varicose veins, leg shapewear can even contribute to blood clots!

Some of these hazards are temporary and will go away if you put your shapewear away. Yikes! Shapewear can really wear on our health!

Moderation: even when it comes to our use of shapewear!

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