Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Have you ever heard of Spanx? Celebrities credit the shapewear with making them look slim on the red carpet. But did you know Spanx can cause health problems?
Nerve damage, yeast infections, acid reflux and skin inflammation have been linked to shapewear. And because the shapers can be hard to take of, women avoid drinking or put off going to the bathroom, leading to dehydration or urinary tract infections.
So what’s a woman to do? If you’re having symptoms, kick the habit. If not, save the shapewear for special occasions and like your favorite high heels, take them off as soon as possible.