Danica Patrick is urging others who are struggling with their breast implants to become them removed.
The former NASCAR commuter went under the knife in 2014 because she idea “it would pull my whole look together and make me feel more than feminine and sexy.” However, it wouldn’t be until 2017 that the 40-year-old started experiencing changes in her body, including weight gain, hair loss and fatigue, among others.
“I idea maybe my hormones were off,” Patrick told this week’s issue of People magazine about her persistent symptoms.
Then a year later, ane of her breasts turned stone-hard. The other i soon followed.
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“For so many years, I didn’t hug people tight because I didn’t experience like pushing these piddling balloons into them,” Patrick reflected. “Whenever I was with a guy, I could non stop thinking that they knew they were fake.”
“I went down a pretty deep rabbit pigsty,” she admitted. “I had every test that could exist washed.”
According to the outlet, it wasn’t until early 2022 that the star saw several videos on social media about breast implant affliction. BII symptoms have been reported with all types of breast implants and could occur either immediately after surgery or years later. The FDA noted that some of the most common symptoms associated with BII include brain fog, joint hurting, anxiety and hair loss.
The FDA also identified a possible connectedness between breast implants and the evolution of breast implant-associated anaplastic big cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a type of non-Hodgkin’south lymphoma, the outlet revealed.
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Patrick realized that her implants could be to arraign for her ongoing health woes that wouldn’t go away. In March of this year, she decided to have them removed. She said the results were instant.
“On a scale of one to 10, I’chiliad probably a six right now,” she explained. “But I take better care of myself now than I ever have. Chasing perfection is a dead-cease street. Learning how to come home to yourself is a cute affair.”
She now hopes her health journey will inspire others experiencing similar symptoms to do the aforementioned.
“Trust your intuition,” said Patrick. “Get them removed and see how you feel.”
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Dorsum in May of this year, Patrick told Fob News Digital she wasn’t worried about facing pressure to look a certain fashion later on removing her implants.
“I recollect it was more my ain force per unit area at the beginning of how I felt similar I should look,” said Patrick at the time. “I felt similar I wanted to be more feminine. I wanted to have what, in my listen, felt like an ideal body. I wanted to have it all at a young age. I idea, ‘Let’southward just go information technology all when you’re immature enough.’ In my mind, I thought I was going to be more platonic-looking. But getting them out felt more similar freedom. I feel better well-nigh my body.”
“I feel similar I look better, to be honest,” Patrick connected. “I know that sounds crazy, but it’s true. I’m glad they’re out. I feel more than like myself. I can give people hugs and not have these implants in the way. I also can’t wait to practice yoga again and not have to worry about whether they’re going to lay on the floor while I do these crazy absurd poses. I won’t have to feel whatsoever of that weird stretching that I felt before. I’one thousand excited to have it all be natural over again.”