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Silicone Immune Toxicity Syndrome – Signs and Symptoms

Since 1962, many millions of women have breast implants with either silicone gel or saline with silicone linings.  Unfortunately, the silicone from breast implants can leak into the surrounding tissue and deposit itself into various tissues and organs.  The silicone breaks down into the elements silocon and silica, which cause dysregulation of the immune system.  We have put together a list of signs and symptoms of silicone immune toxicity syndrome below.

Also, we have information on diagnosis, helpful books and valuable resources for patients.

The Signs and Symptoms of Silicone Immune Toxicity Syndrome are as follows:

  • Multipe chemical sensitivities and sensitivities to perfume, smoke and other inhalants
  • Muscle inflammation
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Hair loss
  • Memory loss
  • Foggy thinking
  • Night sweats
  • Tingling in the hands and feet
  • Heacaches
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pain
  • Other autoimmune disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis and Sjogren’s syndrome, scleroderma, fibromayalgia, and multiple sclerosis

In silicone immune toxicity syndrome, the body produces antibodies against the complex that forms when silicon attaches to protein molecules in various organs, resulting in an autoimmune response.

Silicone Immune Toxicity Syndrome Diagnosis

A complete patient history is necessary for diagnosing silicone immune toxicity syndrome.  A comprehensive medical history evaluation will help the practitioner determine whether the breast implants or cosmetic silicone injections could be causing the symptoms and disorders listed above.

Recommended – Test for Heavy Metals and Mineral Imbalances using Hair Tissue Analysis

Hair Tissue Analysis Report

Hair Tissue Analysis Report

We suggest getting a hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) to help you determine accurately what your body needs more of in terms of essential trace minerals and needs to eliminate in terms of toxic heavy metals and toxic mineral ratios. Toxic mineral ratios and toxic metal accumulation following long term or acute exposure can contribute greatly to degenerative conditions like silicone immune toxicity syndrome.

Essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium and sodium all have important metabolic functions. However, too little or too much of any of these essential minerals can have an adverse affect on the human body and it’s ability to recover.

How can a hair analysis help me achieve better health? If we consider that diet is what we consume and nutrition is what we retain, then we can see that discovering what your body needs when it needs it is a valuable tool in creating health.

The dangers of exposure to toxic heavy metals such as mercury, lead and aluminum have been well documented over the years. Levels of heavy metals in the body can only be accurately measured using a hair tissue analysis or a chelation challenge test (which can be expensive and have serious side-effects). Blood or urine tests give information about your metal or mineral levels at the time of the test only.

Testing for minerals in the urine measures the minerals that are being excreted from your body – not necessarily what has been absorbed as fuel for your body. So blood and urine tests are like snapshots whereas a hair analysis is the video of your mineral retention.

A hair analysis provides a biological profile of the past 2 – 3 months of intracellular activity revealing a unique metabolic world, which cannot be seen through most other tests. The hair mineral analysis gives you or your healthcare professional much-needed information about mineral deficiencies and chemical imbalances in your body, especially if you’re suffering from symptoms of any disease or disorder, including silicone immune toxicity syndrome.

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Books For People With Signs and Symptoms of Silicone Immune Toxicity Syndrome

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Autoimmune Disorders: The Revolutionary, Drug-Free Treatments for Thyroid Disease, Lupus, MS, IBD, Chronic Fatigue; Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Other Diseases
- Paperback (Mar. 2003) by Stephen B. Edelson and Deborah Mitchell
The Naked Truth About Breast Implants: From Harm to Healing
- Paperback (Sept. 18, 2009) by Dr. Susan E. Kolb

Toxic Silicone Poisoning – The TRUE Breast Implant Stories: The TRUTH of the GREATEST TRAVESTY AGAINST WOMEN in the 20th century
- Paperback (Aug. 10, 2004) by Susan Pope Helman
7-Day Detox Miracle, Revised 2nd Edition: Revitalize Your Mind and Body with This Safe and Effective Life-Enhancing Program
- Paperback (Apr. 12, 2001) by Peter Bennett, Sara Faye, and Stephen Barrie

Silicone Immune Toxicity Syndrome Resources

General Patient Resources

  • Kirkland Institute for Implant Survival Syndrome

Actress Sally Kirkland’s web site dedicated to breast implant awareness.

  • Breast Implant Advice

    Support and guidance to all women with implant issues.

    The facebook support group is called Explant Info found here:

    The website is

    The forum is found here

  • Humantics Foundation

Spreading the message of the dangers of breast implants.

  • The Light Party

Article on how silicone breast implants can create autoimmune illnesses.

  • My Breast Implant Illness

A blog about one woman’s experience with breast implants.

  • Cure Zone

Silicone Immune Toxicity support forum.

  • Breast Implant Support Forum

Forum topics include breast implants and silicone immune toxicity.