A Nigerian doctor on Twitter, Aproko Doctor, has warned women against the use of waist trainers by revealing the dangers associated with the use.
According to him, waist trainers don’t have any effect on one’s waist; they only have a negative effect on lungs.
”Hope you know that a waist trainer cannot reduce your belly fat? It won’t work It has not worked You are even suffocating yourself, that trainer is “training” your lungs, not your belly as they can reduce the extent to which your lungs can expand. No go dey do pass yourself o
”Your lungs expand to take oxygen in, this expansion is mostly controlled by your diaphragm, which separates the lungs from the abdomen When you breathe in, the diaphragm is pushed lower into the abdomen, when you squeeze the abdomen, where will the diaphragm go to? Think am
”Depending on the amount of pressure, sometimes, it can force acid from your stomach into your oesophagus. This can cause heartburn. If you already have GERD, wearing waist trainers just makes it worse.
”If you want to wear, do not make it too tight, as long as it is not tight, it is probably not causing any harm BUT, DO not wear it for long periods!!! Some people wear it to sleep If you find it difficult to breathe or feel like fainting, then please loosen your waist trainer”.