The earlier breast implant symptoms, as reported by over 150,000 women in the Facebook group Breast Implant Illness and Healing By Nicole are fatigue, cognitive problems, headaches, joint and muscle pain, hair loss, recurring infections, swollen lymph nodes, rashes, IBS, problems with thyroid and adrenals and autoimmune symptoms. Because breast implants can affect most body systems, symptoms are widespread and can be related to chemical toxicity, biotoxicity, immune dysfunction, auto-immune symptoms, neurological symptoms, endocrine symptoms and metabolic symptoms. Below, is a longer list of breast implant symptoms consistently reported by women of the group and which have been associated with breast implants. Once you recognize yourself in breast implant symptoms, it is best to stop wasting precious time and money on testing and misdiagnosis and go straight to explant.
Symptoms Consistently Reported by Women
What Is Breast Implant Illness?
What Is Breast Implant Illness?
Breast implant illness is not to do with the brand or type of implant that you have. Breast implant illness occurs in all brands and both saline and silicone implants and is a very multifaceted illness.
For both saline and silicone breast implants a strong and immediate response to the silicone shell directly after implantation may be predicated by your genes specifically HLA B27, HLA DR52 and HLA DR53 which are genes associated with being ill in the first year after implantation and a higher sensitivity to silicone. Even if you don’t have these specific genes your body will still respond to the fact that breast implants are large foreign objects implanted in your chest over fragile organs and glands and you will experience the usual foreign body immune response as your body mounts an all out war which causes immune deficits, immune dysfunction and eventually autoimmune symptoms and diseases. Our overwhelmed immune system eventually switches over to attacking itself instead of attacking invaders. This is known as switching from TH1 dominance to TH2 dominance and it is when the immune system develops antibodies against itself instead of killer T-Cells to kill what it perceives to be abnormal cells. Eventually, both saline and silicone breast implants cause immune system failure by overwhelming the immune system and allowing various infections in the body to gain a foothold which cause symptoms. These infections can be bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitical.
Next the approximate 40 toxic chemicals and array of heavy metals in silicone which are known endocrine disruptors, inflammatory, carcinogenic, cytotoxic and neurotoxic poison our fragile endocrine glands especially thyroid and adrenals and poison our immune system and gut health which creates toxicity in our body.
With saline there is also the added element that the saline fill valve ports collect body fluid and can mold and these mold organisms can cross into the implant due to defective valves and even colonize the implant. These microorganisms produce metabolites know as biotoxins which are toxic to us. The interior of capsules is a perfect place for infections to grow and the inside of capsules necrotize over time. Textures add another layer of toxicity soaking up body fluids and providing spaces for infections to thrive. Textures also aggravate the immune system as they flake off and travel through our lymphatic system. Many of us also have pathogens and parasites in our gut due to bad gut health and even past our gut as they inhabit our body because there is very little immune opposition to them due to immune deficits. With poor gut health we cannot digest our foods and due to autoimmune processes our guts and bodies are full of inflammation. We could go on but as you can see saline and silicone implants profoundly damage our health in several ways.
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