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The decision by the medical community in the 1960s to allow the use of silicone breast implants for cosmetic surgery was a “historic medical mistake”, say Israeli scientists.
society mistakenly considered silicone as an inert material in relation to the human body and the immune system,” the study of Israeli experts says.
Over the years, “many reports have accumulated around the world about the detrimental effects of silicone implants on human health, and a great discussion has erupted about the safety of these implants.”
A team of researchers interviewed many women with symptoms of “breast disease implants” who suffered from severe fatigue, depression, heart palpitations, memory loss, dry mouth, a rare type of lymphoma (blood cancer) and other complications.
Some women have taken antidepressants and antipsychotic medications that have not improved their condition and even made it worse.
“Silicone is not a natural material, but a branched polymer made from silicon atoms… It has been proven that long-term human exposure to silicon can cause autoimmune diseases, in which the body's immune system attacks the tissues and organs of the body,” the scientists said.
similar operations, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) imposed a moratorium on silicone implants between 1992 and 1996.
sold, provided relevant information about patient reports of side effects and clinical manifestations after implantation,” the authors write.
But in fact, companies continued to sell implants and did not report the information required by the FDA.
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