Formerly known as a girdle, the body shaper
women wear may make them look slim and trim but it can also
contribute to GERD. Dr. Richard Desi at the Mercy Medical Center in
Baltimore says it's purely a mechanical issue. The tight fitting
garment increases pressure on the stomach. Stomach contents then have
a greater chance of refluxing back into the esophagus, and that's
not the only fashion staple that can create health issues.