History and Overview of Chelation Therapy
Intravenous EDTA Chelation Therapy (IV EDTA) for the detoxification of heavy metals has been in continuous use since the 1940’s, when it was introduced specifically for the treatment of lead poisoning. It was very quickly observed that, as metals were eliminated, that not only did the signs and symptoms of lead poisoning abate, but also problems related to the circulatory system, such as heart attacks, angina, strokes, and peripheral vascular disease also improved.
It is currently thought that IV Chelation has its effects on circulation by simply removing Heavy Metals from the Endothelial Cells that line the arteries, and this then allows the increased production of Nitric Oxide (NO) which acts as the Endothelial Relaxing Factor that it is also called, which ultimately improves circulation by relaxing the vessels and improving the circulation by decreasing resistance to flow, even though the plaques are still present. This increased flow improves the delivery of Oxygen and other nutrients to the tissue that the vessel supplies.
Heavy Metal toxicity leads to decreased Nitrous Oxide, which leads to unrelaxed blood vessels and associated decrease in blood flow as well as vulnerability to infection of “fresh cholesterol” by low grade virus, such as Herpes, that can form and break a vesicle within an Artery and cause subsequent blood clot and risk of sudden death. Therefore, the elimination of Heavy Metals becomes a desirable medical procedure that can be lifesaving in some patients. The real key to IV chelation is that with increased blood flow MOST patients feel better generally and are healthier.
This chelation protocol involves the BEST Program Heavy Metal Challenge Test first followed by IV Chelation plus supplements. The supplements with the IV’s are VERY important in order to maintain optimal results. The number of IV chelation treatments will depend on results of each patient’s Toxic Metal Challenge Test as well as their respective medical history and symptoms. IV Chelation is very effective in removing Mercury and Lead as well as Arsenic, Cadmium and Nickel. Thus each patient’s treatment is individualized and monitored.
Benefits of Chelation Therapy
Before beginning Chelation Therapy, we require all patients to undergo a consultation to see if Chelation Therapy if right for them. With that said, Chelation Therapy has a range of benefits, with some of them including:
- Treatment of heavy metal poisoning: Chelation therapy can be an effective treatment for heavy metal poisoning, such as lead, mercury, or arsenic poisoning, by removing these toxic metals from the body.
- Treatment of certain rare medical conditions: Chelation therapy has been used to treat certain rare medical conditions, such as Wilson’s disease, a genetic disorder that causes copper to accumulate in the body, and thalassemia, a genetic disorder that affects the production of hemoglobin.
- Improved cardiovascular health: Some studies have suggested that chelation therapy may improve cardiovascular health by removing calcium deposits and other substances from the arteries, leading to improved blood flow and reduced risk of cardiovascular events like heart attacks and strokes. However, more research is needed to confirm these findings.
Chelation Therapy in Fort Lauderdale
If you are interested in learning more about Chelation Therapy or if you would like to schedule an appointment, we welcome you to schedule a consultation or give us a call at 866-987-2378 and one of our specialists will be able to assist you. We provide Chelation Therapy to patients throughout South Florida from the comfort of our conveniently located Fort Lauderdale, Florida location.