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Waist trainers are consistently on the rise among women across the world. With celebrities consistently endorsing it and the producers raking millions, health professionals have come out to advise women on this alarming health concern. Here are the 5 most common effects of waist trainers to the body.

  1. Breathing Issues: Waist trainers put pressure on your stomach by pushing in a large chunk of fat inwards. This, unfortunately, compresses your diaphragm and thus reduces the amount of oxygen you can take in. This causes shortness of breath and can result in you passing out.
  2. Acid Reflux: Due to the pressure that waist trainers put on your midsection, your stomach cavity is pushed up higher and this results in stomach acid and undigested food to travel up the oesophagus. This causes acid reflux and heartburn. Consistent recurrence of this can cause total damage to the oesophagus as the will erode the surface.
  3. Bruising of the bones: Modern waist trainers compress the body and can cause bone bruises. Bone bruises are more painful than regular bruises and take a longer time to heal. This effect is even worse on younger women and children whose bodies are not well developed.

Asides from the above dangers, waist trainers can also have an adverse psychological influence on the victim as it makes you hate your regular body. Once the trainer is off, you might slip into depression and wish for a body that isn’t yours. Ditch waist trainers and embrace your natural body do not fall under the tabloid idea of what beauty should be.

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