After her breast implant illness and surgery, Danica Patrick gave women the advice to "get them removed."

After suffering from breast implant illness, the former NASCAR driver urges women to "trust your intuition" in this week's issue of PEOPLE.

Danica Patrick is sharing details of the five-year health ordeal she went through as a result of having breast implants.

The former NASCAR driver discusses how she learned to listen to her body after years of serious health issues were brought on by her breast implants in this week's issue of PEOPLE.

The 40-year-old claims that in November 2014, she underwent breast augmentation

because she believed that it would "pull my whole look together and make me feel more feminine and sexy."

Patrick's implants were successful for the first three years

but in 2017, she began to notice changes in her body and energy level, including fatigue, weight gain, dryness, and hair loss.

I just told Danica to dig deeper and try harder because I thought maybe my hormones were out of whack, " she said.

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