Chelation therapy is a way to potentially remove any metallic elements from our body.
The FDA approves this program only for the purpose of removing heavy metal from the body. When we test our patients for toxic metals such as aluminum, lead, mercury, and cadmium, we find that many people have elevated levels of these toxic elements present in their systems. These toxic elements can have a negative effect on blood pressure, brain function, and even enzyme systems which affects your energy production. Toxic metals also affect cognitive function and memory adversely.
To discuss whether you are a good candidate for this program, call our women’s health center and weight loss clinic today for an appointment! We have been administering chelation therapy for 27 years in Kansas City.
When properly administered, it has the potential to improve blood flow as well as metabolic function, which then opens up blocked arteries. As a result, it improves overall health.
Chelation Therapy could possibly aid in the treatment and prevention of coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis as well as other age-related health problems.
How does vascular disease affect health?
Vascular—or blood vessel—diseases are leading causes of death in the U.S. and much of the industrialized world. The loss of circulation caused by this “hardening of the arteries”—also known atherosclerosis—can lead to heart disease, stroke and memory loss. It can also prevent sores from healing and lead to gangrene in feet and legs. These conditions are more common in diabetics and smokers, and much of the time they are the result of lifestyle choices (diet, lack of exercise, high stress, etc.).
If you have shortness of breath, chest pain, painful or discolored feet, leg pain on walking, transient loss of vision or even memory failure, make sure to consult your doctor!
What is EDTA chelation therapy?
Since 1953, the U.S .Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recognized EDTA as a treatment for lead poisoning. In the 1940’s and 50’s, some doctors using EDTA to treat lead toxicity in patients who also happened to suffer from heart disease observed an unexpected improvement in their angina symptoms. Since that time, doctors have used EDTA to treat blood vessel diseases, and they believe, based on their observations in individual patients and on other types of evidence, that EDTA is useful for that purpose.
Proponents of EDTA for vascular diseases have two principal theories for how the drug may operate in the circulatory system. One is by possibly reducing “free radicals”. The presence of heavy metals in the bloodstream can cause an increased production of free radicals and EDTA is approved by the FDA to remove heavy metals that have accumulated in the body in excessive amounts.
Another theory is that EDTA binds with calcium in the blood stream and creates a series of actions that results in altering the intercellular balance of calcium with magnesium. Some scientists, however, dispute whether these changes have a positive effect on vascular disease.
How is it administered?
This therapy involves the infusions of EDTA intravenously over a course of treatments in a doctor’s office. Like any other treatment, patients should insure that their treating physicians have appropriate training and credentials for administrating EDTA.
How does Chelation Therapy compare to other treatments?
Doctors using EDTA may choose to recommend this treatment along with other approaches for treating various vascular diseases including angioplasty, other drug therapies, and coronary artery by-pass grafting. You should discuss the options available to you and the associated risks with a doctor.
Scientific studies on this are ongoing. Until controlled clinical studies are completed, debate among medical professionals will continue. There is also serious controversy about the relative risks and long term benefits of coronary bypass surgery.
To learn more about this treatment, give us a call at (913)295-8711 to schedule a FREE consultation today.