Are you one of the thousands of women who wear body shapers every day? Body shapers or shapewear can truly help build confidence and smooth out any lines and wrinkles. But, what are the side effects of wearing shapewear every day? We are here to tell you.
Body Shapers Are Compressing your Organs
Most women know that body shapers or shapewear are very tight and are difficult to put on. As you find yourself slipping it on, you may feel tightness in your chest & some abdominal discomfort. Shapewear does compress your organs which can lead to bloating, gas, acid reflux, and heartburn.
Bladder Leaks & UTI’s Are Common with Shapewear
According to Oprah’s article in “What I don’t know for sure”, she specifically calls out Spanx for not having a larger opening in the crotch area for peeing. Most women who wear shapewear will try to avoid the bathroom as long as possible before having to go. However, since shapewear is putting pressure on your digestive tract & bladder, it can also cause you to have sudden bladder loss and/or gives you a strong urge/sensation feeling to use the bathroom. Perhaps Spanx can make it easier for women to use the bathroom without fear & discomfort.
Not only can shapewear cause bladder loss, but it may also cause urinary tract infections. According to the Mayo Clinic, urinary tract infections occur when bacteria enters the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in the bladder. However, if urine sits too long in the bladder, it can also cause a UTI from bacteria build-up. If you get UTI’s often, check out our urinary health supplement that can help prevent UTI’s from the start.
Skin Irritations From Every day Shapewear Use
Does your shapewear make you sweat? It certainly can but what happens to all that sweat and moisture that comes off your body? It has nowhere to go and can cause skin irritation & breakouts. Body shapers, waist trainers, and so on are made from two synthetic fabrics nylon and spandex. These particular fabrics do not let the body breathe. Look for products that are made from cotton & microfiber that are easier & better on the body.
Note From ND Labs
We want everyone to always look and feel their best! However, we also don’t want to see you struggle with abdominal discomfort, recurring UTI’s, & sudden bladder loss from wearing shapewear every day.