Crystal Hefner had her breast implants removed after she realized they were causing her debilitating pain. The Playmate turned DJ shared her story via Facebook on Tuesday, July 19, revealing that her implants “slowly poisoned” her.
The model wrote in a lengthy Facebook post that a few years ago she began to notice mild symptoms that ranged from aches and fatigue, but she later developed “intolerance to foods and beverages, unexplained back pain, constant neck and shoulder pain, cognitive dysfunction (brain fog, memory loss), stunted hair growth, incapacitating fatigue, burning bladder pain, low immunity, recurring infections and problems with my thyroid and adrenals.”
The San Diego native, who is married to Hugh Hefner, at first ignored the symptoms.
“I’ve felt such despair knowing life was happening all around me but I couldn’t participate,” Crystal wrote, revealing she had to cancel events and performances because of her health. “The fatigue was so severe that I could barely leave the house or drive.”
After she became allergic to almost every food, had “intolerable pain” and was diagnosed with Lyme disease, Crystal finally started to research her symptoms after she shared her symptoms and received comments about a condition commenters referred to as breast-implant illness.
“I found a Breast Implant Illness website and Facebook group with almost 3,000 members,” she recalled. “My symptoms matched theirs.”
According to the Playboy model, implants break down over time and wreak havoc on your body. “Your immune system is constantly fighting them, leaving you vulnerable to other illnesses,” she shared.
According to the National Institutes of Health, “breast implants are not lifetime devices. The longer you have breast implants, the more likely it is that complications will occur and you will need to have them removed.”
After removing her implants, Crystal said some of her symptoms went away almost immediately.
“Instantly I noticed my neck and shoulder pain was gone and I could breathe much better,” she concluded. “I know I won’t feel 100 percent overnight. My implants took eight years to make me this sick, so I know it will take time to feel better. I also have other illnesses to address, but with the toxic bags removed, my immune system can focus on what it needs to.”
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