Rihanna wearing Spanx

Boosted by celebrity endorsements by such stars as Oprah Winfrey and Gywneth Paltrow, Spanx has revolutionized the women's undergarment industry. But doctors are now sounding alarms about potential health risks faced by consumers when they wear the restrictive garments.

Doctors warn that the Spanx garments can squeeze internal organs and cause circulation problems that could potentially be fatal.

β€œIt’s like putting these giant rubber bands around your upper thighs and tightening them when you sit,” chiropractor Dr. Karen Erickson told the Huffington Post.

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