Link Between HLA-B27 Gene Type, Autoimmune and Breast Implant Illness

Women with the HLA-B27 or HLA DR53 gene type are very susceptible to autoimmune diseases from silicone exposure. Before considering breast implant surgery ask your General Practitioner to do the HLA blood-test. If you have the rare HLA-B27 or HLA DR53 gene your body is extremely likely to reject any type of breast implant, regardless of whether it is silicone or saline filled and you will become extremely sick after surgery, once the implants are in your body.

What is HLA-B27?

HLA (Human leucocyte antigens) are a group of proteins located on the surface of the white blood cells. They help the body’s immune system identify its own cells and distinguish between itself and other foreign bodies. While the percentage of women who have the HLA-B27 gene is rare, approximately 7% of the western population, the risk to health and the impact on the lives of these women, if they have breast implants or any implanted device, is hugely significant.

Why you should get a HLA blood test before deciding on breast implants

HLA antigen tests, including tests for HLA-B27 and HLA DR53 can be requested through a general doctor. These tests are usually used to determine a suitable HLA match for kidney or bone marrow transplant patients. In the case of breast implants, they can be used to determine whether you are HLA-B27 and HLA DR53 positive and therefore at greater risk of your body rejecting the breast implants and causing your immune system to attack your otherwise healthy cells.

Autoimmune Symptoms

Extreme Fatigue – The kind of fatigue that is not alleviated by rest. This is experienced almost universally by autoimmune disease sufferers.
Muscle and Joint Pain – Whether it is general pain, burning, aching and soreness in the muscles or joint pain or aches, this symptom can also be found in almost every autoimmune disease.
Muscle Weakness – Feeling weak, particularly in the muscles, and loss of hand or arm or leg /thigh strength is a common symptom.
Swollen Glands – These can be all over the body, but especially in the throat area, under the arms, and at the top of the legs in the groin area.
Inflammation – Inflammation is a part of every autoimmune disorder. The warning sign of pain, especially when chronic, is a sign that something needs immediate attention.
Susceptibility to Infections – Autoimmune disease symptoms include frequent colds, bladder infections, ear infections, sore throat, sinus problems and yeast infections are common, with a slower recovery time, for people with autoimmunity.
Sleep Disturbances – Difficulty falling asleep and/or frequent waking is experienced by almost everyone with an autoimmune disorder.
Weight Loss or Gain – Changes in weight, typically in the 10 to 15 pound range, is often a sign of numerous autoimmune diseases.
Low Blood Sugar – A sign of adrenal fatigue, common in many autoimmune disorders.
Blood Pressure Changes – Most people have low blood pressure, though some have high blood pressure. Feelings or dizziness or vertigo, fainting, palpitations and fluctuations in heart rate.
Candida Yeast Infections – Virtually all autoimmune diseases have this in common. Can manifest as digestive disturbances, sinus infections, vaginal yeast infections or thrush.
Allergies – Many people with autoimmune disorders have numerous extreme food, chemical and environmental allergies and sensitivities.
Digestive Problems – Abdominal pain, bloating, tenderness, heartburn, cramps, constipation, diarrhea and excessive gas (looks like you’re three months pregnant) reflect a condition known as “leaky gut syndrome”, common with many autoimmune diseases.
Anxiety and Depression – Mood and emotional changes, panic attacks and excessive irritability are common symptoms in most autoimmune conditions.
Memory Problems – Often known as “brain fog”, is a common autoimmune disease symptom that appears in most conditions.
Thyroid Problems – Many people have hypothyroidism, though some are hyperthyroid. Often this does not show up on a typical thyroid test. Can manifest as low body temperature and excessive hair loss.
Re-Current Headaches – Can manifest as migraines or severe headaches in some people.
Low Grade Fevers – This is very common, with some people experiencing this every day.
Pre-menstrual Syndrome – Autoimmune disease symptoms often increase around the menstrual cycle. Extreme bloating, painful cramps, heavy bleeding and irregular cycle are common.
Re-Current Miscarriage – This is a very common symptom in many autoimmune diseases.

Requesting a HLA Blood Test

The HLA test can be requested through your general medical practitioner and involves a standard blood sample using a small needle. The blood sample is then sent to a lab for analysis. If the blood results are HLA-B27 or HLA DR53 positive it means you have a rare HLA gene and therefore you are very susceptible to autoimmune diseases from silicone exposure.

Auto-immune is only one of the many potential risks associated with your decision to have breast implants. Women should be fully informed, by doing their own research prior to making such a life-changing decision.

Dr. Mercola discusses breast implants in women with the HLA B27 gene type:

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Sources & Reference:

The Naked Truth About Breast Implants