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Chelation IV Therapy

What is Chelation Therapy and EDTA?

Chelation therapy is a chemical process with a synthetic amino acid called EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid), and it should be noted that only FDA approved chelating agents are available solely by prescription.

Chelation means “to grab” or “to bind”

When EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid) is injected into the vein, it “grabs” heavy metals and minerals such as Lead, Mercury, Copper, Iron, Arsenic, Aluminum, Calcium, Manganese and remove them from the body, and leave along with the toxins extracted from your body through kidneys to urination usually within 24 hours.

Oral chelating agents may also be utilized to remove toxic metals however they are typically not as potent or effective as the intravenous forms.

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Chelation therapy EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid) is injected into the bloodstream to remove heavy-metal poisoning and help to maintain good health and wellness. EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid) ‘clean out’ the calcium deposits from the arteries and inhibits platelet aggregation giving anti-clotting effect, by this reducing the risk of heart problems and vascular disease and free radical activity. In addition, there is the role played by antiatherosclerotic nitric oxide. EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid) not only helps increase nitric oxide by itself, it also removes the lead that inhibits its formation.

The EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid) is mixed with vitamin and mineral supplements to maximize the benefits of chelation and to replace essential elements used up by the body during the treatment. In the 1950s, physicians treating heavy metal toxicity also noticed that their patients with angina no longer complained of chest pain after a few EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) treatments, and EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) Chelation Therapy became popular as a treatment for CAD coronary and other vascular diseases. Since then, Chelation Therapy has found to be beneficial in assisting in the treatment of other diseases and disorders.

Chelation has many other beneficial effects on the body. The net effect is a reversal of many age-related/disease-inducing changes. Since toxic metals accelerate aging, chelation can be viewed as one of the most effective anti-aging treatments available.

Why my Family MD or other Specialty MD is not talked about Chelation Therapy?

Many Medical Professionals still running an old school and believes that symptomatic treatment is better than to focus on preventing, identifying and treating underlying causes of disease rather than the symptoms.

Not every Medical Professionals or Pharmaceutical Industry ready to develop and to admit that Integrative Medicine is the Future of the Healthcare Witch Bringing a Blend of Harmony Between:

Conventional (Western) Medicine & Alternative (Complementary) Medicine,Combined with Evidence-based Medical Treatments. Tailored individually For Well Being. As of the present time, Chelation Therapy is not taught in hospitals or medical schools. The patent ran out on EDTA many years ago so there is no financial incentive for drug companies to do studies on its effectiveness. A current study, being paid for by the National Institutes of Health (US government-funded) is called the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy TACT.

Uses and Benefits of Chelation therapy

In Addition, Chelation Therapy can also assist in the treatment of: metal
  • Alzheimer Diseases
  • Angina
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High LDL Cholesterol
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Allergies
  • Diabetic Mellitus
  • Wilson’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Heavy Metal Detoxification/Poisoning
  • Immune Dysfunction
  • Fatigue (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
  • Remove Calcium Deposits (hypercalcemia)
  • Recovery from Stroke
  • Atherosclerosis (All Associated Cardiovascular Disease CHD,CAD)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Skin Conditions

Can EDTA Chelation Therapy reverse Atherosclerosis (Hardening of the Arteries)?

EDTA chelation may reverse atherosclerosis. This is dependent on numerous factors. The effectiveness and mechanism of action of chelation are still being studied. The most accepted theory relating to cardiovascular disease suggests that EDTA works by directly removing calcium from the walls of plaque-laden arteries. In addition, intravenous treatments often include high dose magnesium, vitamins and nutrient minerals which can have their own beneficial effects. [Magnesium, in and of itself, is an effective treatment for high blood pressure, vasospasm (a sudden contraction of blood vessels) and heart failure. It is found to be lacking in many patients, reduces inflammation and can reverse the effects of excessive amounts of calcium].

Can EDTA Chelation Therapy Help or Reverse Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)?

Many patients who have undergone Chelation Therapy have an improvement in CAD symptoms such as chest pain. Chelation may be able to lower plaque throughout the body’s arteries, as measured by Calcium scoring/CT scans. A recent study in a prominent US medical journal showed a significant improvement in coronary artery blockage, in patients who were given a course of IV EDTA over 40 weeks. Another large study of IV EDTA was recently completed. This retrospective study followed 220 patients with known blood vessel disease treated from 1992-2001. It was demonstrated that in those patients who received chelation, fewer cardiac events occurred and less invasive procedures were needed than in the untreated group. Of the patients who received chelation only 4% needed repeat angioplasties and none required coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). In the untreated group, 22.3 % needed repeat angioplasties, and 11.8 % needed CABG.

Can Chelation Therapy help in the neurological disease?

Chelating agents are also used for the treatment of neurologic disorders where metals play a part in the pathogenesis. Penicillamine, a copper chelator, is well known for the treatment of Wilson disease. Evidence is accumulating that interactions between beta-amyloid and copper, iron, and zinc are associated with the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease.

Chelating agents such as EDTA calcium disodium may also be useful for the management of neurotoxicity associated with the adverse effects of therapeutic drugs and neuro degenerative disorders.

Numerous epidemiological studies suggest that relatively high concentrations of neurotoxic metal ions, such as copper, iron, zinc, and in particular aluminum, are important environmental factors contributing to the development and/or progression of AD neuropathology.

In Alzheimer's Disease Researchers say that Chelation Therapy is thought to work by preventing zinc and copper ions from binding to beta-amyloid, which helps dissolve the protein and prevent it from accumulating in the brain.

Is chelation done just once? How long each course take?

No. Chelation EDTA is a course of treatments that usually consists of anywhere from 10 to 40 separate session infusions The treatments are usually recommended to be conducted once-to-three times weekly, it must be administered slowly and through IV infusion three-to-four hours long.

A typical complete course of treatment may take start from three months up to one year depending on the reason for treatment, the effectiveness of treatment and the dose of EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid )utilized.

Before We recommend EDTA to our patients, we make a detailed laboratory investigation study as but not limited to: Urine Analysis, CBC, Serum Creatinine, Calcium, Serum Albumin, Fasting Blood Glucose, Heavy Metals Panel, Liver Function Test, Lipid Profile,family history detailing all aspects of previous health problems and current status, diet, habits, emotional status, exercise, stress levels and symptoms to ensure it is a suitable approach for their health issue.

Depending on their circumstances and the patient progress will be monitored using CT scanner, which measures calcium deposits in the coronary arteries and heavy metal and nutrition’s panel investigation study and serum creatinine.

Is Chelation Therapy safe?

Pregnancy and people who have heart or kidney failure, ongoing dialysis, active tuberculosis, hepatic dysfunction should not have Chelation Therapy at any dose. Many years ago, at the beginning of practicing in the 1950's Chelation Therapy was given in high doses and may have been linked to kidney damage, irregular heartbeats, and other serious consequences.

EDTA may remove vital minerals from the body along with the toxic metals. Vitamins and Minerals are added to the EDTA solution to help keep them at an optimal level in the body to maintain health.

Always tell your doctor if you are using an alternative therapy or if you are thinking about combining an alternative therapy with your conventional medical treatment.

It may not be safe to forget your conventional medical treatment and rely only on an alternative therapy

There may be some inflammation at the site of the intravenous drip delivered into the veins (needle gouge 24-25) Rare and low occurrence side effects commonly associated with Chelation Therapy include diarrhea, headache, high or low blood pressure, loose stools, low blood sugar, nausea, poor appetite, skin rash, vomiting and hypocalcemia, kidney disease.

While EDTA is used in thousands of food products (it is in most canned foods) and its toxicity is known to be extremely low.

It should be noted that the only FDA-approved chelating agents are EDTA(Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid) and available solely by prescription. Side effects might occur if EDTA is not administered by a trained physician

What does the research show?

The National Institutes of Health decided to conduct the first of two major studies into the effect of chelation on cardiovascular disease: Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT). The results were released in 2012 and the study found chelation was safe and appeared to be effective.

There's some evidence that Chelation Therapy may be beneficial to people who have suffered a heart attack. In a National Institutes of Health-funded study published in Current Opinion in Cardiology in 2014, for instance, researchers evaluated the effectiveness and safety of EDTA-based Chelation Therapy in 1,708 people who had experienced a heart attack.

Results of this study revealed that Chelation Therapy was associated with a significant reduction in the risk of issues such as stroke and hospitalization for angina. Chelation therapy appeared to have an even greater benefit in people with diabetes, the study's authors point out. They also note that Chelation Therapy may improve health in heart attack patients by reducing oxidative stress.

However, Chelation Therapy for heart disease remains controversial, It's unclear whether Chelation Therapy can treat heart disease or not Chelation therapy has long been used as a treatment for mercury and lead poisoning, but it isn't a proven treatment for heart disease.. Even so, some doctors and complementary health practitioners have used Chelation Therapy to treat heart disease and stroke.

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