Are Spanx Hazardous to Your Health?

We all love our Spanx. But based on research from Consumer Reports, it appears that compression garments may pose some serious health risks.

Much to the dismay of co-anchor Gayle King, medical contributor Dr. Holly Phillips told CBS This Morning viewers that shapewear and tight garments have been linked to:
  • Nerve compression
  • Urinary tract & bladder infections
  • Digestive problems
  • Skin infections
  • Abdominal pain
  • Thigh-shapers increase the risk of blood clots

So to reduce your health risks:
  • Only wear shape wear occasionally
  • Don't use during athletics
  • Buy the right size
  • Don't layer