Breast implant illness
Breast implant illness (BII) is another invisible condition with no definitive diagnosis or prescribed treatment. Many people in the medical profession aren’t even convinced it exists, yet thousands of people with breast implants have experienced autoimmune-like symptoms including fatigue, chest pain, rashes, memory loss, brain fog, headaches, and joint pain. If you deal with an invisible illness, this is probably a story you’ve heard before: We don’t know the full picture, there are lots of differing opinions…and also lots of people with symptoms. A quick 101 on breast implants to give you some context: Breast implants are medical devices made up of a silicone outer shell that’s either textured or smooth and filled with either silicone gel or salt water (saline). Lots (we’re talking hundreds of thousands) of implants are surgically placed each year. And just to be clear, lots of people don’t have any problems with their implants. Another important point: BII is not the same as the very rare immune-system cancer called BIA-ALCL, aka breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma. This cancer is known to be caused by breast implants, and it has a high cure rate once the implant is removed. This might be the first you’re hearing about this topic, but health issues related to breast implants aren’t new at all. Reports of illness arose in the decades after implants started being used in the 1960s. Between 1992 and 2006, the FDA banned silicone-gel-filled breast implants except for reconstruction and “revision” (aka replacement) due to concerns that they might be linked to autoimmune conditions. When gel-filled implants were allowed back on the market, implant makers were required to do follow-up studies for safety and effectiveness. One study found associations between silicone-filled implants and autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, and scleroderma—results that were consistent with previously published studies. While the FDA disputed those findings, it has since acknowledged that some people may develop symptoms/pain caused by inflammatory responses and tissue changes when they’re exposed to certain materials in implantable devices. (That’s FDA-speak for “maybe there’s something to this....”) And it is working to establish a National Breast Implant Registry to collect data on breast implant safety that may help identify individual risk factors for complications. That’s a good thing—because if there’s anything more frustrating than developing mysterious symptoms, it’s developing mysterious symptoms that you might have been able to head off…if only you’d had more information. More info = better decisions! Ok, so what should you do if you have breast implants and suspect BII—or have any side effects that concern you? First, discuss them with your regular practitioner or the doctor who did your surgery. Depending on your symptoms, they might suggest that you consult a rheumatologist. It can be helpful to other women if you contact MedWatch, the FDA’s “adverse event” reporting program: call (1-800-FDA-1088) or check out the first website listed below. The ultimate solution is to have the implants removed and not replaced. Many women who’ve done that report that their symptoms improved afterwards. Also, if you’re starting to panic (or even feel anger—that’s normal too), remember that you don’t have to go through this alone. Not only should you lean on others, you should share your story, too. Once you find a group of people who get you (and you realize you’re not alone), it becomes easier to use your voice to call for answers about BII. If you feel passionate about this issue, go ahead and speak up! With any invisible illness, that’s the best way to advocate for greater recognition, research, and, eventually (hopefully) a cure.
Videos about Breast implant illness
Books about Breast implant illness
Are Your Fake Boobs Making You Sick?: Why I Went Back to a 'B-cup'
Let Me Get This Off My Chest: An inspiring story of saving my own life and my journey to self love
My story is about how I went from a fun, energetic, athletic women to falling into society's trap of believing I was not enough just as I am. This story will give you a glimpse into why I decided to alter my body with plastic surgery, and the devastating effects I suffered from that decision. No doctor was able to give me answers. Those answers had to be discovered through my own research and determination. In my journey to discovering what was wrong with me, I also found my faith. With my strong faith in God and my inner strength, I took my first steps in taking my life back. In my journey to healing, I also had to heal the insecurities that led me to this situation. I learned for the first time in my life to love myself. This story is a must read for anyone who has suffered or is suffering with Breast Implant Illness. This book will also speak to anyone who has ever been broken, doubted themselves, or felt insecure. You'll be inspired to truly love yourself for maybe the first time in forever. We all have scars, seen and unseen, and we must embrace the fact we are all beautifully broken.
The Naked Truth About Breast Implants: From Harm to Healing
Susan Kolb a medical doctor who is uniquely qualified to tell this story because she has a specialty in plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as extensive training in holistic medicine. Furthermore, both silicone and saline breast implants have been in her body, and she confronted the health challenges such prosthetic devices can produce. While her story is very personal, it also reflects the experience of hundreds of thousands of other women. The story she tells involves multinational corporations, public health concerns and governmental organizations that have betrayed the very people they are charged with protecting. Suppressed research, legal battles, government hearings, political corruption and corporate greed are part of this saga. Yet it is also about healing, for it contains the promise that those involved will learn greater responsibility. As Dr. Kolb says, "Sometimes we all have to learn the hard way."
Podcasts about Breast implant illness
Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit: Healing from Breast Implant Illness with Sarah Anne Stewart and Dr. Suzanne Kim
Breast implant illness is an issue that many doctors and surgeons simply don’t believe in. However, there are many ways in which breast implants can create dysfunction and disease in the body, leading to a wide range of devastating symptoms. Biofilms, compromised implant materials, and immune reactions are just some of the reasons women with breast implants can get sick. There are even studies showing an increased risk for various types of cancer in women with breast implants, as well as new FDA warnings coming to the surface.
FX Medicine Podcast Central: Breast Implant Illness with Alysha Habgood
Are your breast implants making you sick? This niggling little question arises for many women (and men) months, even years after breast augmentation surgery. Despite being controversial and no clear link has yet been found, more and more women are connecting the dots with their long term, chronic inflammatory and immunological conditions that they have been suffering since undertaking implant surgery. Today we are joined by Alysha Habgood, a naturopath with her own personal journey through breast implant illness (BII). Alysha's clinical practice now specialises in supporting those suffering with BII. Today she shares with us her clinical expertise and personal insights into BII and explant surgery. Find today's show notes and transcript here: https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/content/breast-impla… *****DISCLAIMER: The information provided on FX Medicine is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health care professional in the event something you learn here raises questions or concerns regarding your health*****
Medical Medium Podcast: Breast Implant Illness
There’s an epidemic of women with breast implants who are sick or symptomatic. This is not only because of the implants themselves but also any underlying conditions a woman may have. Whether you are considering getting implants, have them now, or have had them removed, this information is critical. Listen to this Medical Medium Radio Show to learn how to begin to heal.
Stuff your Doctor should know: Breast Implant Illness
Millions of women all over the world are suffering from mysterious illnesses and imbalances caused by breast implants, and most of them don't even know it. Yleana Carter joins Healthy Gut Girl and bravely shares her battle with illness caused by breast implants and the even more courageous decision to have them removed.
The Health Code: Breast Implants! A Crazy Story You NEED To Hear - Karissa Pukas Story
Today we talk to Karissa Pukas a YouTube lifestyle vlogger about her struggles and experience with breast implants. After years of suffering with extreme health issues she discovered some insane details about the boobs she once loved so much..
The Chalene Show | Diet, Fitness & Life Balance: Breast Implant Illness and CBD Oil with Angie Lee
While typically considered a safe procedure with minimal risk, millions of women worldwide have developed a wide range of symptoms after breast implantation in the 50 years they have been on the market. These symptoms are now commonly considered an autoimmune response and referred to as Breast Implant Illness or BII. While naysayers point to a lack of conclusive evidence, the FDA has warned that the longer breast implants stay in the more problematic they can become. Today, thousands of women have opted to remove their implants. In this episode, we speak with Angie Lee of the Angie Lee Podcast and it Pays to Be Brave event about her own experience with BII and the subsequent removal of her implants at age 29. Angie is also the owner and Co-founder of My Soul CBD. We dig into the anti inflammatory and healing properties of CBD, the difference between CBD and THC, plus common myths and misconceptions.
Her Best F***ing Life Podcast: Diane Kazer: Self Love Over Silicone, Breast Implant Illness, & Healing The Body and Soul After Explant
Manifestation Babe: Got Breast Implants? WHY I’m REMOVING Mine & How They’ve Been Negatively Affecting My Mindset and Health
Good morning healthy babes! Today’s episode is going to be just a little bit different. I’m going through something right now. It’s having a huge negative affect on my health and my mindset. I can feel it draining all of my energies and really distracting from my business, so I have to talk about it. Today’s shift is about breast implant illness. I want to talk about it because I’m starting to connect my story with other women who are going through the same thing. It’s all over Insta and Facebook, and there are so many women out there experiencing these symptoms - some without even realizing it! The symptoms of breast implant illness can manifest like adrenal fatigue or autoimmune disorders but are actually a sign of something more severe. I was one of those women who spent months denying the possibility that my breast implants could be poisoning me. But this episode is not meant to scare you! I’m here talking about my experience today to remind all of you that you’re not alone. Many of our personal experiences are sometimes actually collective experiences. Whether you were bullied in high school, are struggling with self-esteem issues, or maybe even you have implants too - We. Are. Not. Alone! (add clap emojis instead of periods?) Even if no one in your direct social circle can relate to you, there is someone out there that’s going through the exact same thing. That’s what today’s episode is all about. It’s not here to scare you. I don’t believe in fear mongering. But I do believe in supporting one another, and I’m here to share my personal experience with breast implant illness in hopes of helping other babes going through the same exact thing. In This Episode You Will Learn What it means to have tuberous breasts (8:00) When my symptoms got a little weird (19:25) Why some of us call our implants “ticking time bombs” (37:23) How I finally made the explant decision (41:12) Why I did more of my own research (50:50) Some Questions We Discuss Why is it hard to love your body sometimes? (10:50) What do the symptoms of breast implant illness look like? (20:48) What social media resources helped make my explant decision? (43:05) What different kind of explant surgeries are there?
Open Up Podcast With Lachlan Samuel: Emily Strange - Removing her breast implants & beating bulimia
his week we meet Emily Strange as she Opens Up about her battles with bulimia, anxitey and depression as a teenager, as well as her recent decision to remove her breast impants. Emilys story is one of self acceptance and self love. Accepting and loving yourself for who you truly are, so you arent dependant on the sometimes superficial love or acceptance of others.
The Wellness Mama Podcast: Breast Implant Illness - What It Is & How to Heal With Diane Kazer
Today we are covering a much-requested topic: breast implants and how they might affect health. I am here with Diane Kazer, a pro soccer player turned functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner. Many credit her as a visionary and a gamechanger in the world of women’s hormones, detox, empowerment, and leadership. Diane started the CHI Hormone Warrior …
EMBody Radio: Potential Mechanisms of Breast Implant Associated Illnesses/Breast Implant Illness | with Dr. Brian Lee
This episode serves as a capstone of sorts for the resources I've created surrounding breast implant associated health problems, more commonly known as "Breast Implant Illness." Today I had the pleasure of talking with board certified plastic surgeon and MY personal explant surgeon, Dr. Brian Lee, on all things breast implant issues. We talk about: -His journey into the profession, and how his own struggle with psoriatic arthritis led him down a path that blended his knowledge as a surgeon with more holistic/full-systems healing -How he got involved with the Breast Implant Illness community -What Breast Implant Illness is -Some potential causes of/triggers for health complications from breast implants -How he learned about BII in his own patients -The hot topic question of, "Will it happen to everyone with implants?" -Whether or not he feared the success of his practice if he began explanting women and acknowledging BII -Where the medical/surgical community and medical device community could use improvements for patient health as it relates to breast implants in the future -So much more!
Healthy Hormones for Women Podcast: Q&A - Breast Implants and Autoimmunity, Tips for Working Night Shifts, Healing Adult Acne and DIY Bug Repellent
Topics Discussed in this Episode: My thoughts on breast implants and autoimmunity What essential oils to use to create wasp and mosquito repellents How to deal with adult acne Tips on how to stay healthy despite working night shifts Key Takeaways: There is definitely toxicity in silicon and saline implants, and more women who have had breast implants are now choosing to take them out because they have been causing so much inflammation and pain. After doing so, these women are reported to experience a better quality of life and health. There could be a lot of reasons as to why you have autoimmunity. It could be heavy metal toxicity, environmental exposure, and toxicity from implants among other things. How to make a DIY bug repellant: In a small spray bottle, put 3 to 6 drops each of clove + lemongrass + geranium, and top it off with a small amount of water. Fill a 2 to 3-ounce bottle, fill it with two-thirds of water, and add about 15 drops each of lavender + lemongrass + peppermint. The biggest factors that contribute to inflammation are dairy, gluten, and sugar. When your circadian rhythm is disrupted, you can end up craving more sugar and wanting to eat more because it can impact our insulin and cortisol levels.