Medical Advice

MEDICAL ADVICE FROM

DR. MARY SHAW

We have been many months without a 'house physician', since Dr. Beaumont's retirement.  Beginning today, we have a doctor who is kind enough and
caring enough to advise LISA visitors on medical issues.   Dr. Mary Shaw is a corset wearer herself (as was Dr. Beaumont and Dr. Stern before her),
and thus can lend a unique and important perspective, especially for those reticent to discuss the subject with their own doctor.

We only ask only ONE thing:  Before writing with a question, please review the answers on your specific question or complaint archived here. It doesn't
make sense to revisit trodden ground, as it were, unless, of course, you want a second opinion.

 

OTHER ARTICLES ON MEDICAL ISSUES


Dr. Shaw is a corset-aware medical doctor who, on this page, will answer letters of inquiry regarding the medical effects of corsetry.

Bear in mind that you should not totally rely on these answers, as a visit to a doctor in person for more serious maladies is recommended (Second opinions are always wise!). But Dr. Beaumont's answer CAN be an important indication of direction.  This is only a reference though. Educating yourself is not only best, but always important. After you have done your own research, look for a professional in the field,  like a doctor, nurse or practitioner of some kind. Get informed, ask questions and don't hesitate to pick up material to help you.        
 

READ the good doctor's wonderful article, Corseting the Human Body 

If you wish to address a question to the good doctor CLICK HERE.

NOTE: Answers from our previous advisors, Dr. Beaumont and Dr. Stern are noted by their names being at the top of the answer page


ABDOMINAL MUSCLE SUPPORT
ACID REFLUX (GERD, or Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease)
ADIPOSE TISSUE, EXCESS AND TIGHTLACING
ALERTNESS
ANKLE, SWELLING
APNEA (SNORING)
APPETITE           
ASTHMA* (3 questions)
ATHLETICS AND TIGHTLACING (See also "Exercises" and "Body Building")
BACK CLEAVAGE
BACK PAIN AFTER REMOVING CORSET
BACK PAIN WHILST CORSETING
BACK PROBLEMS - CORSETING A SOLUTION?
BELLY, PROTRUDING
BLADDER, URINARY
BLOOD PRESSURE
BODY BUILDING (See also "Exercises" and "Athletics and Tightlacing")
BOWEL MOVEMENTS
BRASSIERE VERSUS CORSET
BURPING
CAESARIAN-SECTIONS AND CORSETING
CHILDBIRTH, POST
COUGHING
COUGHING DURING A COLD
CUSTOM FITTING, IMPORTANCE IN TIGHTLACING
DANCERS, MUSCLE TONE PRESERVATION
DEPENDENCE, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL
DIABETES     DIABETES (ADDITIONAL)         
DIASTASIS RECTI CONDITION (Post pregnancy)
DIET
DISC - HERNIATED, CORSET FOR (See also "Spine, herniated and compacted discs")
EDEMIA
EFFECTS, NEGATIVE (OF CORSET WEARING)
EFFECTS, PHYSICAL
EFFECTS OF CORSET WEARING, SCIENTIFIC
ELONGATION OF BODY
ENDORPHINS (PSYCHOLOGICAL "ADDICTION")
EUPHORIA*
EXAGGERATION
EXERCISES (See also" Body Building" and "Athletics and Tightlacing")
EXERCISING, IMMEDIATE EFFECTS OF
FAINTING
FAT TISSUE, EXCESS AND TIGHTLACING
FIBROMYALGIA
GAS
GASTRAL BYPASS SURGERY (wearing a corset after)
GASTRIC BANDING
GERD, or Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (acid reflux)
GENDER, EFFECTS ON CORSETTING SUCCESS
GENDER REASSIGNMENT SURGERY
GIRDLES, MALES WEARING
HEADACHE, AFTER REMOVING CORSET
HEALTH RISKS, ADDRESSING COMMON CONCERNS ABOUT
HEART MURMURS
HEART SURGERY, EFFECTS ON
HEMORRHOIDS
HERNIAS 1  2 
HIGH HEELS
HOURGLASS VERSUS WASP WAIST
HYPERFLEXIBILITY
HYPERTENSION
HYPERTENSION (#2)
HYPOTHYROIDISM
HYSTERECTOMY AND CORSETING
INDIGESTION
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
ITCHING
KETOSIS
LIVER ISSUES (HEMNGIOMA)
MALES, CONSIDERATIONS
MALES, CONSIDERATIONS (#2)
MATERNITY CORSETS, MODERN
MENSTRUAL CAPS
MENSTRUATION
METABOLISM
MUSCLE, ATROPHY
MUSCLE PAIN, UPPER TORSO
MUSCLE TONE PRESERVATION  FOR DANCERS
MUSCLE WEAKNESS (WHEELCHAIR BOUND)
OFF-THE-RACK (OFF-THE-PEG) CORSETS FOR TIGHTLACING
ORGAN, MOVEMENT
ORGAN, SHAPE CHANGE
ORTHOPEDIC DEVICES, REPLACING WITH AESTHETIC CORSET*
ORTHOPEDIC CORSET EFFECT ON DIGESTIVE CAPACITY
OVERTIGHTENING
PAIN, SIDE
PECTUS EXCAVATUM/CARINATUM 
PERINEUM, AFFECT OF CORSETTING ON
PERIODS
PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES, AS AN ELEMENT IN SMALLEST WAIST SIZE ATTAINABLE
PIPESTEM WAIST
POSTURE
PREGNANCY, BACK AND RIB SUPPORT
PREGNANCY, MODERN MATERNITY CORSETS
PREGNANCY AND ORGAN REPOSITIONING DUE TO CORSETTING
PREGNANCY, POST
PREGNANCY, POST PARTUM RETURN TO TIGHTLACING
PROLAPSED UTERUS, RISK OF
PROTRUDING XIPHOID PROCESS
REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS (FEMALE), EFFECTS OF CORSETING ON (3 questions)
RIBCAGE EXPANSION FROM CORSETING
RIBCAGE - STERNUM DISCOMFORT
RIBCAGE SUPPORT AFTER INJURY
RIBCAGE TRAINING
RIBS, FLARED AND CORSETTING (INCLUDING RIB PROTRUSION and UNSYMMETRICAL RIBS)
ROLLER COASTERS AND CORSETTING
SCOLIOSIS (2 questions)
SCOLIOSIS* (See also Ribcage training)
SEXUAL AROUSAL WHILE CORSETED
SHORTWAISTEDNESS
SIDE PAIN
SINGING (2 questions)
SKELETAL EFFECTS
SMOKING
SNEEZING
SNORING (APNEA)
SPINE, HERNIATED AND COMPACTED DISCS (PRESENT CONDITION) (See also "Disc-herniated, corset for")
SPONDYLOLISTHESIS
STERNUM DISCOMFORT
SURGERY, ABDOMINAL (POST), AND WEARING A CORSET; AND PAIN (2 questions)
SWELLING, OF ANKLES AND CALVES
TOXINS, BODY WASTE
TRANSSEXUALS
TRANSSEXUALS - POST-OPERATIVE VAGINAL CONSIDERATIONS
TUMMY TUCKS AND CORSETING
TYPES, WASP WAIST VERSUS HOURGLASS
UTERINE SUPPORTS
UTERUS, RISK OF PROLAPSED
VARICOSE VEINS
WAIST, ELONGATION
WAIST, PERMANENCY OF REDUCTION AFTER WEARING A CORSET FOR A LONG PERIOD
WASP WAIST VERSUS HOURGLASS
WATER, DRINKING
WATER RETENTION
WEIGHT, EXCESS AND TIGHTLACING
XIPHOID PROCESS, PROTRUDING

DISCLAIMER: Liability for any medical advice regarding corsetry given by Dr. Shaw is yours and yours alone. Any condition that is brought about or exacerbated by corset wearing is entirely the responsibility of the wearer, and the medical advice of your physician should be sought if in doubt. LISA does not recommend tightlacing for anyone with circulatory, heart, respiratory problems or hypertension, nor during pregnancy.

 


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