Former Sports Illustrated and Playboy model Angie Everhart and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills phenomenon and heiress Eden Sassoon have revealed that they have both suffered from the mysterious breast implant disease.
Eden told The Doctors that her three sets of breast implants each left her with increasing pain, while weeping told her how she burst, her subsequent struggle with thyroid cancer and the symptoms she is still left with.
& # 39; I am constantly in pain in my body, & # 39; said Angie.
Diseases of breast implants are not yet recognized by official medical organizations, but they are various painful symptoms – including everything from pain to brain fog and hair loss – are very real for Eden, Angie and about 50,000 women in the US.
Eden and Angie exposed their struggle to meet the standards of beauty, suffering from breast implant diseases and healing processes, and to feel like their whole self again in the CBS show.
RHOBH star Eden Sassoon received her first implants at 19, but ended up with mismatched and breast implant disease, she told the doctors (left). After several sets, the (right) implants of supermodel Angie Everhart burst during delivery. She later developed thyroid cancer and still suffers from chronic pain which she claims is related to scar tissue from the implants
Daughter of the hair and beauty icon and mogul, Vidal Sassoon, Eden confessed that she felt the pressure to belong.
& # 39; As a young girl, like a Sassoon, it was like this: & # 39; "You don't look good, we don't look good," she told the doctors.
& # 39; It was like, & # 39; we all look like this, why don't you look this way & # 39; … I realized that my breasts will never look like this unless I have them. & # 39;
The 46-year-old then held up two silicone implants that were once surgically placed in her chest.
Beauty Mogul Vidal Sassoon's daughter, Eden, 46, said she felt she needed implants to meet the family standard
& # 39; I finally brought it in two different ways. & # 39;
Eden received her first breast implants – a silicone pair, as she described Attraction – around the age of 19.
It is not clear what type her surgeon used a year later or for her third breast surgery, but the two that Eden had removed in 2017 are visibly very different.
& # 39; These are my third set, and I got worse and worse and worse, and when the last time I was sick, my thyroid went out, I thought I was dying, & # 39; said Eden.
& # 39; I had pain in my neck, along the shoulder, up to the finger, I had head fog, I would visit my chiropractor every day … So I feel that something is wrong. & # 39 ;
Only when she joined the cast of Real Housewives season 7 did Eden realize that it might be her breasts that made her feel sick.
She did not wait for a diagnosis – not that an official diagnosis would probably have been made – but had her doctor quickly remove the implants in early 2017.
& # 39; I use thyroid medication and I will always stay that way, but for the most part everything is great & # 39 ;, said Eden.
It was during her time at the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2016 (photo) that Eden realized that her breasts might be something that made her feel she wasn't herself – and hurt
Older studies, dating back to the 1990s, have suggested a link between leaky breast implants and certain thyroid disorders, such as Hashimoto & thyroiditis.
Other studies suggest a higher incidence of rare immune system cancer in women with breast cancer.
But symptoms such as those of Eden – chest pain, fatigue, hair loss, headache, skin rash, chronic pain, sleep problems, brain fog or neurological disorders – can be autoimmune or related to the effects of the implants on connective tissues.
They are both more common and more difficult to prove, and become loosely & # 39; breast implant disease & # 39; mentioned.
Women who suffer from these symptoms often do not know where to go.
& # 39; I went to 40 different doctors and I couldn't figure out why I felt bad & & # 39 ;, said 50-year-old Angie, a former Playboy cover girl, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model and actress who advocated women's rights has become.
Angie Everhart poses on the Playboy cover and holds her enlarged breasts (left). The supermodel went through several sets of breast implants before the doll popped and had to be removed in 2009 when she gave birth to her son (right)
& # 39; I went to an autoimmune specialist, I went to a brain specialist, I went to a cancer specialist – I have seen every specialist in this city (from Los Angeles) to find out why I feel the way I feel, and I have never diagnosed. & # 39;
Angie has also undergone several pairs and sizes of breast implants and eventually four surgeries to remove them, she said.
Finally, when her son, Kayden, was born in 2009, Angie & # 39; s implants & # 39; grew, she said.
& # 39; Immediately afterwards, a year and a half later, I got cancer. & # 39;
Angie got thyroid cancer a year and a half after her implants. Even after four surgeries having removed the implants and beaten cancer, she still suffers from pain that she now believes is the result of breast implant disease and the & # 39; caspulations & # 39; of scar tissue
Although there is a clear link between breast implants and some thyroid disorders, there is less evidence to suggest a link between them and her cancer.
In March 2013, Angie had the cancer reports.
& # 39; I am cancer free, but I still have the same symptoms – shoulder pain, brain fog, body aches and pains on a constant basis.
Dr. Ritu Chopra, a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills and a guest at The Doctors, thinks the persistent symptoms may be because – although the implants themselves have disappeared, the body forms a capsule of scar tissue that can become hard and inflexible and cause pain .
& # 39; When they were finally removed, I still have the capsule there, and I feel terrible, & # 39; said Angie, adding that she wants to see Dr. Chopra about having the scar tissue removed.
But, equally importantly, Angie said: & # 39; this is a women's issue to be discussed & # 39; instead of being ignored and rejected.
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