When you look at those models, specifically fitness models, on your favorite social media platforms with their great abs, small waists and great bodies, many of us would automatically assume that they are healthy, right?
Well, Princess Shyngle is a print and fitness model who has a tiny 22-inch waist and a 44-inch behind. But, she recently took to Instagram to post images of herself in the hospital being treated for a kidney disease which was likely caused by her waist trainer.
“Hospital bound… Kidney disease healing mercies oh Lord need your prayers ya’ll,” the 24-year-old captioned a post of herself with her arm hooked up to an IV drip.
The actress, writer and producer has previously admitted to using the waist trainer, a corset worn by women in order to keep their waists small, in order to maintain her curvy figure. However, experts have warned that the use of the waist trainer can lead to medical issues and damage to internal organs, including kidneys.
Dr, Galyna Selezneva warned that waist trainers can cause problems with organs and bones over time: “If someone gets addicted to wearing a waist trainer day after day the inner organs will shift. There will be a disbalance in the cavity as it is not normal to have such a small waist. There can also be changes to the ribs and bone structures. Obviously if you are wearing them repeatedly, you are not exercising the muscles so they are also wasting.”
Waist Trainers & Kidneys
Kidneys clean your blood, keep the balance of salt and minerals in your blood and help control blood pressure.
When your kidneys are damaged, waste products and fluid can build up in your body, causing swelling in your ankles, vomiting, weakness, poor sleep and shortness of breath. If you don’t treat them, diseased kidneys may eventually stop working completely. Loss of kidney function is a serious — and potentially fatal — condition.
Doctors call the sudden loss of kidney function “acute kidney injury” or “acute renal failure” (ARF). It has three main causes:
- Lack of blood flow to the kidneys
- Direct damage to the kidneys themselves
- Urine backed up in the kidneys