Thyroid Answers #37: Breast Implant Illness and Hypothyroidism

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In this episode of Thyroid Answers Podcast Dr Eric Balcavage and Dr Erica Riggleman discuss how breast implants can be a source of chronic illness, chronic symptoms, hypothyroid symptoms and autoimmunity. In this podcast the doctors discuss:

What is Breast Implant Illness (BII) Common signs and symptoms of BII Types of breast implants How breast implants may create chronic illness The link between breast implants and chronic health problems and autoimmunity Things to consider if you have breast implants and chronic illness, hypothyroidism, and autoimmunity Dr. Kayte Susse D.C. is a functional and preventative medicine expert who works with patients to optimize their health and feel their absolute best. She has extensive background in both allopathic and natural medicine, completed 1000+ hours of training in functional medicine, nutrition, immunology and epigenetics. Dr. Susse’s primary focus centers on supporting hormonal imbalance, anti-aging medicine, autoimmune disease, vitamin and mineral imbalances, thyroid health, fertility, and detoxification, as well as pre and post-operative surgery wellness.

Many people who seek Dr. Susse’s professional care are those experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, pain, weakness, brain fog, depression, constipation, stomach pain, sugar cravings, cold hands and feet, weight gain and more. Often, these patients have been told by traditional physicians that there is “nothing wrong with them” and their labs are normal. Unfortunately, our current medical paradigm is only focused on disease and prescription-based solutions as opposed to Dr. Susse’s focus on the root cause of symptoms - and disease prevention above all. Utilizing advanced testing, in-depth physical examination and a thorough analysis of each patient’s unique history, Dr. Susse is able to identify and address the underlying causes of the patient’s symptoms to help them achieve their optimal health.

Dr. Susse became interested in studying medicine through her own battle with misdiagnosed illness. Despite her active lifestyle and athletic background as an All-American high school and collegiate wrestler, Dr. Susse began suffering from a sudden onset of systemic health issues that perplexed both the allopathic medical community as well as several alternative medicine doctors. Ultimately, through extensive research and her own journey, Dr. Susse was able to discern the root cause of the problem as toxicity due to breast implants.

Inspired to help others facing similar predicaments largely unacknowledged by the traditional medical community, Dr. Susse began her journey into the world of medicine, working to understand the long-term implications of these exposures to the function of bodily systems and overall vitality. Her work is changing the course of the way we look at mitochondrial assaults from the environment, man-made drugs, and pharmaceutical devices.

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