What Is Chelation
Chelation Therapy is a safe,
effective, and relatively inexpensive treatment to restore blood flow
in victims of atherosclerosis without surgery. Chelation Therapy
involves the intravenous infusion of a prescription medicine called
ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA).
What Is It Used For?
Chelation Therapy is used to reverse symptoms of hardening of the arteries,
as atherosclerosis or arteriosclerosis. Atherosclerosis
is caused by multiple complex factors, including abnormal accumulations
of metallic elements. The end result is plaque formation within the
arteries, which blocks the flow of blood. Plaques are composed of fibrous
tissue, cholesterol, and calcium.
- Heart attack
- Possible amputation
Every single study of the
use of Chelation Therapy for atherosclerosis ever published, without
exception, has described an improvement in blood flow and symptoms.
How Does Chelation Therapy
Chelation Therapy promotes health by correcting the major underlying
cause of arterial blockage. Damaging oxygen free radicals are increased
by the presence of metallic elements and act as a chronic irritant to
blood vessel walls and cell membranes. EDTA removes those metallic
irritants, allowing leaky and damaged cell walls to heal. Plaques smooth
over and shrink, allowing more blood to pass. Arterial walls become
softer and more pliable, allowing easier expansion. Scientific studies
have proven that blood flow increases after Chelation Therapy. A complete
program of Chelation Therapy involves a broad-based health care program
- Regular exercise
- Proper nutrition
- Vitamin and mineral
- Avoidance of tobacco
and other damaging habits
What About Safety And
Chelation Therapy is among the safest of medical procedures. More than
400,000 patients have received over four million treatments during the
past 30 years. Not one death has been directly caused by Chelation Therapy
when properly administered by a health practitioner who was fully trained
and competent in the use of this therapy. Side effects are possible,
as with any drug therapy. Vein irritation, mild pain, headache, and
fatigue may occur. These and other minor side effects, if they occur,
are easily controlled by adjusting the duration and frequency of treatment,
or with the use of other simple measures. Side effects tend to diminish
after the first few treatments. Most patients experience few or no side
How Do I Know If I Need
Or Can Benefit From Chelation Therapy?
Any unexplained or persistent symptoms that effect your heart, head,
or limbs should be explored for circulatory blockage. See your physician
if you have:
- Chest pain or leg pain
- Shortness of breath
- Rapidly failing memory
Can Chelation Therapy
Be Used After Bypass Surgery?
Yes! Although Chelation Therapy is best utilized to avoid bypass surgery,
many patients who have previously undergone one or more bypass procedures,
often with little or no benefit, have subsequently benefited greatly
from Chelation Therapy. Treatment for each patient must be individualized.
If all else fails, including Chelation Therapy, bypass remains available
as a last resort.
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