New Medical Treatment Helps Woman Suffering From Breast Implant Illness
An Oklahoma City woman finally finds relief after years of breast implant illness.
According to research, more than 50,000 women said their breast implants are making them sick in 2018.
Yet, according to similar research, breast implants sales have more than tripled in the last 20 years.
Jamee Kelly, a mom of three, said breast implant illness was debilitating her life until she found a functional medicine doctor.
"I was just sick all the time. Just fatigued. (I) couldn’t muster the energy to put make up on and shower and just to live life, and that's not my personality,” Kelly said.
Kelly said when she first got her breast implants in her 20s and everything seemed perfectly fine.
But roughly 15 years later, those implants ruptured and forced her to get new ones. That's when those symptoms showed up.
Years later, silicone was found in her lymph nodes.
"I started feeling this pulling in my armpit. I felt some really large lumps,” Kelly said.
Kelly made the decision to finally get rid of her implants altogether.
She thought she'd finally feel better, but her systems only got worse.
"I just slowly, it felt like my organs were shutting down, gut issues, kidney issues, liver issues, couldn't sleep, hot sweats,” Kelly said.
After rounds and rounds of checking in with doctors who said it was menopause, Kelly said she had almost given up. She was coming to terms that these symptoms would be lifelong.
"I had resigned to the fact that this was my journey and it was going to be cut short,” Kelly said.
It wasn’t until she met Dr. Laura Miles, a functional doctor, that Kelly had hope.
"Dr. Miles said ‘I've got answer for you and I can help you.’ It was the first time I heard words 'I can help you,'” Kelly said.
Miles found heavy metals in her body after several tests through hair, urine, stool and blood tests.
"Implants themselves are made of a combination of numerous metals and some of the implants will have 20 different metals. More than often, tin is what shows up,” Miles said.
According to a study, 64% of women who remove implants feel better but there's still another 36% that don't.
"The body talks to itself. Just because you remove that implant, it doesn't mean the body is not on fire still,” Miles said.
That’s when Miles set up a protocol for Kelly, binding the metals and then removing them through supplements and other measures.
“I think I take 26 pills a day, and at first, I thought, 'how am I going to do this?'” Kelly said.
But then the results started to show “the inflammation went away, I lost weight,” Kelly said.
Miles explained when you get the body back into balance, "usually we see people getting their life back and they feel better. Everything kind of levels off."
Miles is hosting a breast implant illness talk at the end of the month where she will discusses all the options with those who have breast implant illness.
Click here to register for the event. The event costs $10 per person.