Breast Implant Illness - Health & Wellbeing Podcast #34
Breast Implant Illness is a chronic and diverse type of sickness that comes about as a result of having breast implants.
Naturopath's Alison Mitchell and Alysha Habgood talk about Breast Implant Illness - what is it, what you can do about it and more.
Alysha has been through the journey of having chronic illness as a result of her breast implants, and after making the difficult choice to explant them she found her path back to wellness.
These are some of the symptoms that have been linked to breast implant illness:
extreme or chronic fatigue
constipation or other IBS symptoms
sinus, post nasal drip
tightness in chest
fibromyalgia type pain throughout the mouth
metallic taste in mouth
multiple chemical sensitivity
pins and needles and or numbness in extremities
3:45 About Alysha
4:40 What is Breast implant illness (BII)?
5:30 Symptoms that women may experience
8:25 How we are being told implants are safe, and the lack of information of BII.
9:30 What safety studies are done on breast implants and what are the issues with these studies?
13:50 Commonalities between women who experience BII including genotypes, especially those that impair detoxification, such as HLA, COMT and MTHFR.
14:40 Toxins and heavy metals found within breast implants
16:10 Viral infections linked with breast implants – Epstein Barr Virus, EBV. And why some women remain sick after explanting.
17:33 How many women are getting breast implants in Australia?
18:40 History of BII and legal cases, major suppliers and the different types of implants
22:10 The key in BII is immune dys-regulation, plus what are breast implant capsules.
22:50 Capsular contracture and Breast implant associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)
25:10 What is being found in explanted implants, and what are biofilms.
27:18 Removing implants en bloc needs to be done otherwise you can still remain sick (when explanting, the scar capsule needs to be removed in tact as well). And why a capsulectomy is not the best method. How to choose a good surgeon.
31:46 Alysha’s personal story with breast implant illness.
39:00 Coping mentally after the breast implants are removed.
41:56 The ways that Alysha found most important coping mentally after surgery
44:00 Supporting yourself physically with herbal medcine and nutrients during the process of explantation, and how to support yourself if you choose not to explant. The nutrients you need more if you have BII, and the chemicals within the implants that can disrupt hormone balance.
48:20 Gut health implications with BII and multiple food sensitivities.
49:50 The progression of symptoms.
53:00 How do you know if you have BII? Are there any testing that can be done?
58:50 We need to spread the word about BII, there needs to be more research.
1:01 Alysha’s take home message.
1:03 How to get in contact
Alysha Habgood is a Sydney and Online based Naturopath and Yoga teacher. Her interest lies in autoimmune disease, namely gut, thyroid and rheumatoid arthritis but her specific focus is on helping women overcome Breast Implant illness. Alysha’s treatment encompasses not just the unique physical aspects of the disease but the underlying emotional and psychological impacts of Breast Implant Illness. Alysha is passionate about raising global awareness of this growing issue to both women and practitioners.
Get in touch:
PHONE: 0422 743 713
EMAIL: [email protected]