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
Anxiety and depression
Tingling in the hands and feet
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.