Q: I am a 45 year old woman that has had 4 children, the youngest is now 20. I have hypothyroidism and I wonder if corseting would be a good idea for me. I am 5'4" and weigh about 175 lbs. I have a bit of a tummy, and have always had a generous bottom and hip area. --Lynne (12/26/00)

A: Hypothyroidism is a condition to be treated with care and I assume you are seeing a physician, or maybe using a T3/4 hormone level restoring treatment. I cannot assess what level of the problem you have to provide any judgment on that. However your question regarding corseting I can probably answer. 

The wearing of a corset in itself has no relation to the issues related to the thyroid problem you are having, as the corset is a mechanical action, and the other a hormonal one. If you have not worn a corset before I'd suggest to follow the recommendations of taking it slowly and moderate. The challenges your system is facing depend on the degree of hypothyroidism you are having. 
Wearing a corset is unrelated,


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