Shape Shifters: What Shapewear Does Inside Your Body

woman in black dressSpanx and other shapewear brands are dominating the underwear business. They make that sexy black dress look even better on your body, but have you ever felt faint or in pain midway through your beautiful evening? This is a common experience for many women wearing these body molding and sculpting undergarments. Below are some ways your favorite shapewear may have you feeling less than your best in the long run.

Organ Compression

If shapewear wasn’t tight, it wouldn’t work. The problem with this is that your stomach, intestines and colon begin to be compressed. In an interview with Huffington Post,  gastroenterologist Dr. John Kuemmerle shared that restrictive clothing can make acid reflux and heartburn worse, and provoke erosive esophagitis.