If you have breast implant illness, your hypothalamus is probably affected. In this post, we’ll talk about the hypothalamus’ connection to BII, and what you can do about it.
Breast implant illness (BII) is a term that refers to a wide range of symptoms that can develop after you undergo reconstruction or cosmetic augmentation with breast implants. BII can occur with any type of breast implant and can happen anytime after implant surgery. It can even occur several years later. The belief is that the leakage of chemicals from the implant, like silicone and platinum, can cause breast implant illness. As many as one in 3,000 women with breast implants may develop BII.
What are the symptoms of BII?
Symptoms can include joint and muscle pain, chronic fatigue, memory and concentration problems, breathing problems, and sleep disturbance. Other symptoms include rashes and skin problems, dry mouth, dry eyes, anxiety, depression, headaches, hair loss, and gastrointestinal problems.
We sometimes refer to breast implant illness as ASIA, or autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome brought on by adjuvants. Adjuvants are foreign materials in your body. BII is more likely to occur in people who have a personal or family history of autoimmune conditions, allergies, and conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome.
Surgical removal of the implant and the entire capsule is usually the treatment of BII. However, surgery itself doesn’t always work. That’s because your hypothalamus centrally controls autoimmune reactions. When silicon or platinum leaks from the implant into the bloodstream, it can disrupt your hypothalamus which is not protected by the blood-brain barrier.
Your immune system will start to attack you when your hypothalamus dysregulates. This is called autoimmunity.
You may also suffer from hormone imbalances which can lead to hair loss, skin issues, mood disorders, insomnia, and brain fog.
It’s important to provide your hypothalamus with the support it needs to reprogram your immune system as well as balance your hormones, improve brain chemistry, and reduce inflammation caused by breast implant illness.
When you support your hypothalamus with Genesis Gold®, it can help heal the root of your biochemical imbalances. However, this can take some time. It may take at least three months, or longer if you’ve had BII for more than a few years. with the right support and patience, you will be able to get your health back.
If you have suffered from, or are currently suffering from BII, please join me in our Hormone Support Group. You can access it through our free Hormone Reboot Training. Here, we will talk about a myriad of hormone-related topics, and I will answer your questions live.
Research Reference: Sex differences in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in patients with burning mouth syndrome, Cluster Headache and the Hypothalamus: Causal Relationship or Epiphenomenon?, Hypothalamus regulation of sleep and arousal.
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