Chelation Therapy Q & A
What is chelation therapy?
Chelation therapy is a medical treatment designed to remove heavy metals such as lead or mercury from your blood. The team at Turtle Healing Band Clinic regularly prescribes chelation therapy to treat heavy metal poisoning. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that chelation therapy may also help to address symptoms caused by conditions such as autism and heart disease.
How does chelation therapy work?
During chelation therapy, your Turtle Healing Band Clinic provider injects a type of medication, known as a chelator, into your bloodstream. The team uses ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, or EDTA, to remove heavy metals, using a unique protocol that’s both safe and convenient for patients.
Chelators like EDTA work by binding to heavy metals in your bloodstream. After binding to these heavy metals, your body processes them and filters them out through your kidneys.
What are the benefits of chelation therapy?
Chelation therapy provides a safe and effective way to eliminate heavy metals from your bloodstream. These heavy metals include:
A variety of things can cause heavy metal poisoning, including breathing in polluted air, drinking contaminated water, or ingesting pieces of lead paint. Additionally, certain medical conditions can occur as a result of heavy metal poisoning, including certain blood disorders and chronic kidney disease.
What are the risks of chelation therapy?
Chelation therapy is safe and well-tolerated, but it does present certain risks. For example, following chelation therapy, you might experience burning or tingling at the site of your injection. It’s also common to develop a fever, headache, or nausea.
Though rare, more serious side effects may also occur. These include:
- Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
- Kidney damage
- Liver damage
- Low blood pressure
If you have any questions or concerns prior to chelation therapy, don’t hesitate to speak up.
Am I a candidate for chelation therapy?
To determine if you’re a candidate for chelation therapy, make an appointment with the team at Turtle Healing Band Clinic. Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your goals for treatment, the team can make recommendations that align with your individual needs.
If you’re interested in learning more about chelation therapy, make an appointment at Turtle Healing Band Clinic by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.