Updated: Nov 22, 2018
Well, it definitely was for me, and close to 50,000 women that joined a worldwide Facebook group.
Breast implants are a controversial subject that are still advertised as safe by plastic surgeons, doctors, and the medical community when in fact they can cause many health issues.
When you hear about breast implants, doctors generally focus on the physical look and local complications..
without disclosing the potential foreign body reaction.
We are told that implants do not cause problems, so when problems arise, our doctors look in other directions.
Problems may also stem from adjuvant effects of silicone toxicity, heavy metal exposure, how the implants release gel bleed, the development of biofilm around implants (potentially causing low grade chronic bacterial infections, a chronic state of inflammation, capsular contracture, etc), and how the implants are oxidized in the body (contributing to free radical/oxidative damage).
All of these factors weaken the immune system which can result in a systemic cascade of negative health issues...Such as autoantibodies and autoimmune diseases, endocrine dysfunction, thyroid/adrenal problems, gut dysbiosis, bacterial and viral infections, and more. Breast implants consist of two large bags made of 40+ chemicals including heavy metals located within the outer silicone shell as well as the silicone gel filling (saline implants also contain a silicone shell). These abrasive substances are toxic and inflammatory to our cells and body processes.
Common symptoms include:
Cognitive dysfunction (brain fog, memory loss)
Chronic sinusitis and post nasal drip
Gastrointestinal and digestive issues
Food and chemical sensitivities
Problems with thyroid and adrenals