But unfortunately, the problem that is often faced is that someone sometimes forgets the bad effects that a fashion trend can cause. In the medical world itself, corsets are only used as needed and are not used as accessories that can be used at any time. A corset cannot be used by just anyone, especially those who suffer from hernias and people who have scars. Wearing a corset can actually cause shortness of breath and reduce your activities due to discomfort while moving. In addition, a corset can prevent enough air to enter to fill the lungs. As a result, its users tend to breathe short and only reach the upper part of the lungs, causing mucus and coughing.
Over time, the long-term use of a corset forced the lower back muscles to provide additional support and was exacerbated by the tightness of the corset. This of course has an effect on stopping spinal growth because it does not get enough support. Doctors predict that the most severe risk that can arise from long-term wearing of a corset is chlorosis (greensickness), which is characterized by a greenish-white skin that results from bile disorders. In addition, a doctor, Manish Motwani, a laparoscopic surgeon, explained that the use of a corset will also cause inflammation of the skin, such as redness of the skin. Adverse effects can also occur in the ribs, which can lead to fractures due to the high pressure from wearing a tight corset.
Some other serious risks may also occur, such as decreased abdominal muscles, intestinal pressure, compression of the chest cavity which can affect the stomach and liver, decreased lung capacity and physical deformities, such as pressure on the stomach which can causes a lump in the stomach. For that, the most important thing to remember is that you should start now to reduce the intensity of using a corset. Or if not, preferably before using a corset choose one that suits your body size and try to rest your body after wearing the corset for hours. Start practicing short breaths so that your body’s oxygen intake doesn’t decrease, because less oxygen intake will later have an effect on decreasing the function of the tissues or organs in your body.