Excerpt from Dr. V’s blog September 2023 https://breastcancerconqueror.com/revealing-new-breast-implant-illness-risks/
Breast Implant Illness
If you are considering getting breast implants or have them already and are wondering why you feel sick a lot more, there is more information available now that hasn’t been told to women before. Every woman’s situation and decisions are unique. This information may help you to make the most informed decisions for your body.
Every woman needs to know a few basic things about her breasts.
- Let your boobs breathe! Wearing a sweaty bra too long can cause fungal and yeast infections, rashes and blisters.
- Avoid underwire and tight bras! Besides being uncomfortable, they
restrict lymphatic drainage and impede energy flow of your body’s meridians. The bra and underwear areas are two of the most porous areas of a woman’s body. Heat, moisture and sweat may allow chemicals to seep into your skin.
- Big breasts are not needed to feel like a woman or beautiful.
- Mastectomy surgery does not remove breast cancer stem cells.
- Wearing a bra does not prevent your breasts from sagging.
Breast Implant Illness (BII)
Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, of BreastCancerConqueror.com states “Saline and silicone breast implants are like toxic soups in your body. Despite what many doctors say, saline implants are just as dangerous as silicone gel. This is because saline implants are not sealed airtight, nor are the filing valves 100% secure. Because of this, bodily fluids, yeast, molds, and bacteria can enter the implant, leading to various health issues.
Except for certain medical situations and conditions, foreign objects should not be placed in your body. This is because your immune system will attack foreign invaders, sending your body into a highly inflamed state. An autoimmune reaction is when the body attacks something within itself, and autoimmune illnesses are major signs of BII. Some of the more common ones include lupus, Lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
Many people also don’t realize that breast implants have a warranty of about ten years and may need to be removed or replaced. The longer they remain in the body, the greater the risk of complications developing. A study of 99,993 women with breast implants (56% silicone) found some fascinating insights:
- Silicone implants were associated with higher rates of Sjögren’s syndrome, melanoma, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, capsular contracture, and stillbirth.
- Saline implants were more likely to rupture in the short term—sending their contents (including mold, yeast, plastic, bacteria, etc.) throughout your body.”
Most doctors and researchers also state that they do not know enough about the harm that breast implants can cause since the study of BII is so new. In 2021, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally added a label with a boxed warning and a patient checklist that includes risks and will inform people that implants are not medical devices that will last a lifetime. As of 2023, there is no official test to detect breast implant illness.”
Joyce is a published author of “Breast health Is in Your Hands, Tips for Breast Vitality and Sensuality” and founder of an international business, HealthyGirlsBreastOil, a unique effective essential oil blend for breast health. She offers consultations for natural breast health. www.aromatherapynatureway.com