If you have breast implant illness, chances are that 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 used to refer to a wide range of symptoms that can develop after undergoing reconstruction or cosmetic augmentation with breast implants. BII can occur with any type of breast implant, and can happen anytime after implant surgery, even several years later. It’s believed that leakage of chemicals from the implant, like silicone and platinum, can cause breast implant illness. It’s estimated that 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, sleep disturbance, rashes and skin problems, dry mouth, dry eyes, anxiety, depression, headaches, hair loss, and gastrointestinal problems.
Breast implant illness is sometimes referred to as ASIA, or autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced 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.
The treatment of BII is usually a surgical removal of the implant and the entire capsule. However, this doesn’t always work. That’s because the autoimmune reactions are centrally controlled by your hypothalamus, and the silicon or platinum leaking from the implant into the bloodstream can disrupt your hypothalamus. This is because your hypothalamus is not protected by the blood brain barrier.
Once your hypothalamus is dysregulated, your immune system starts attacking you, which is called autoimmunity. You also suffer from hormone imbalances leading 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, balance your hormones, improve brain chemistry, and reduce inflammation caused by breast implant illness.
Supporting your hypothalamus with Genesis Gold 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. If you’re patient with your healing, 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, which you can access through our free Hormone Reboot Training. Here, we talk about a myriad of hormone-related topics, and I answer your questions live.