Women with the HLA-B27 gene are very susceptible to autoimmune diseases from silicone exposure. If you have the rare HLA-B27 gene your body is extremely likely to reject any type of breast implant, regardless of whether it is silicone or saline filled and you will become extremely sick after surgery, once the implants are in your body. HLA Human leucocyte antigens are a group of proteins located on the surface of the white blood cells. These tests are usually used to determine a suitable HLA match for kidney or bone marrow transplant patients. In the case of breast implants, they can be used to determine whether you are HLA-B27 and HLA DR52 positive and therefore at greater risk of your body rejecting the breast implants and causing your immune system to attack your otherwise healthy cells. Extreme Fatigue — Or, the kind of fatigue that is not alleviated by rest.
Can breast implants cause autoimmune diseases? – my confession
Silicone breast implant patients face greatly increased risk of autoimmune disease
A number of studies have been conducted to find a link between breast implants and autoimmune diseases. In fact, in silicone implants were pulled from the market as it was believed that they caused a number of different diseases in women. Since this ban, silicone implants are once again allowed as there have still been no decisive studies linking the two. Implants made of saline contain, as the name suggests, a saline solution which is harmless. In case the implant ruptures the saline solution that leaks out is absorbed by the body and there are not too many serious health hazards.
Silicone breast implants and autoimmune disease.
Over the past year, our practice has seen an increasing number of patients for implant removal consultation. These are patients who have had implants in place for either cosmetic or reconstructive reasons. Patients have presented with a myriad number of complaints which have included many neurologic concerns not limited to memory loss , brain fog , dizziness , vertigo , confusion as well as physical ailments such as joint pains and muscle aches , GERD symptoms , kidney pain , sinus infections , bladder and urinary issues , unexplained skin conditions and rashes , even gout. Many complain of becoming increasingly debilitated due to chronic fatigue and have even suffered symptoms of depression and suicidal tendencies.
I feel like this is a post I should have written long ago. And that is how I lived for most of my life. Many of you have gained an awareness of toxins because of brushes with cancer, autoimmune-related illness, and other issues. Some of our eyes have been opened slowly, others more quickly. For many of us, it has been a process.