Ghanaian waist trainer Queen, Princess Shyngle, who some months back was reported to have collapsed at a mall owing to the number of waist trainers she had on (4), has been reported to be suffering from kidney illness.
According to medical experts, the waist trainers, corsets and their variants that women put on to achieve smaller waists can cause damage to their internal organs.
Dr Galyna Selezneva, while speaking with Daily Mail about the possible health hazards of waist training said users stand a chance of problems associated with changes in the ribs, bone structure and internal organ position.
“If someone gets addicted to wearing a waist trainer day after day the inner organs will shift. There will be a disbalance in the cavity as it is not normal to have such as small waist.
“There can also be changes to the ribs and bone structures. Obviously if you are wearing them repeatedly, you are not exercising the muscles so they are also wasting.”
Another health expert and personal trainer, Peter Lemon, said: “Waist training can have some serious health risks due to compression – such as skin infections, pulmonary problems, kidney issues and lung issues.”