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CLINICS FOR GERMAN INTEGRATIVE CANCER MEDICINE

Chelation Therapy

Chelation therapy is a procedure used to remove heavy metals (including lead, mercury, cadmium and others) from the body.
There are many types of cancer treatments – Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, and Radiotherapy are the most common. Generally, the medical practitioner considers a combination of various therapies depending on the requirements and condition of the patient.

The presence of heavy metals is considered deadly for cancer patients. Removing them from the body is essential and one such treatment option is chelation therapy which helps remove harmful metals such as mercury, arsenic, or lead from the body. The process involves injecting a synthetic solution into the body, which can assist in removing metals through urination. The synthetic solution comprises nutritional supplements and chemicals.
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Causes cancer and  Use of Chelation Therapy

There are many causes of cancer. Age, habits such as smoking and drinking, family cancer history, a harmful environment, wrong diet and exercise regimen, and an unhealthy and stressful lifestyle may be risk factors for cancer.
During our everyday life, we can imbibe some harmful metals. These can cause irreparable damage to the body if not removed. Sometimes the innate excretory system fails to eject these metals from our bodies. When metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic, aluminum, uranium, and cadmium are present in large quantities in our bodies, they can cause a lot of harm.
Heavy metal poisoning can be fatal too. People can imbibe these metals through vaccines, processed food, toxic water, metal-laced ointments or salves, and more. The primary harm of this is the deregulation and suppression of the immune system. Low immunity can lead to the body getting infected by some illnesses easily, and the treatment of these illnesses may not be as effective as it should be as the immune system has a reduced function.
So, the solution lies in removing these harm-causing metals from the body. Chelation therapy can be of help in cases of metal poisoning. In doing so, the body's immunity can improve, and it can fend off any attack of infections from viruses, bacteria, or other pathogens more vigorously.

How Does Chelation Therapy Work?

The treatment plan for Chelation Therapy is to attach specific drugs called chelators to the metals in the human body. These chelators have the property of binding to the metal. A few examples of chelators are dimercaprol, deferoxamine, succimer, edetate calcium disodium, and penicillamine. The medical practitioners will choose the chelators depending on what metal is causing the problem.
During the therapy, these drugs get induced into the body via an intravenous tube or pill form. On administration, the drug attaches itself to the metals present in the blood and forms a stable compound. This combination then gets filtered out through the kidney function and gets expelled during urination. The amount of time taken to remove the metals from the body on the type of metal poisoning and the treatment process. The body gets cleansed of the metal poisoning, which has acted as an impediment to its immune system. After the unwanted metals get removed, the immune system starts rebuilding itself and becomes strong enough to fight off infection. The process involves administering intravenous injections over several weeks to produce the desired effect and cure the body of metal poisoning completely. The doctors will advise some dietary changes during the process, which helps remove the metal from the body and to avoid further exposure.
Indeed, doctors who perform this therapy need expert training in this. The treatment can be harmful if not performed appropriately. Also, this therapy has some side effects, so the doctor must carry out all the required tests before starting the treatment and monitor the patients after and during the process to avoid complications. Always it is necessary to administer the optimum dose of the treatment drug. The property of chelators is to attach themselves to metals. When administered for metal poisoning, these drugs can get bound to some essential metals in the body and expel them along with the unwanted metals. This process can cause the deficiency of some vital metals in the body leading to other disorders. When this happens, the doctor needs to monitor the patient properly; and administer these metals through diet or any other method to retain the correct balance of metals.

Benefits of Chelation Therapy

Chelation therapy may not yet be proven successful in metal poisoning treatment in some situations. Indeed, it is considered to be safe, effective and well-tolerated in many other situations too. One of the advantages is it is non-invasive and helps the body get rid of metal poisoning and protects the body from its harmful effects. The therapy protects the organs from the harmful effects due to metal deposition. Yes, a few doctors who practice alternative medicine may use this therapy to treat disorders such as autism, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and so on. The success of chelation therapy is not yet proven for treating these disorders, so not many medical practitioners advise patients to undergo it to treat them now.

Chelation Therapy Side Effects

This treatment can cause some side effects, but they can get managed by giving the appropriate treatment on time. Undergoing chelation therapy only under medical supervision is always advisable to avoid all its side effects. And if the process fails due to using over-the-counter medicine, it can become fatal.
The common side effects can be tingling or burning at the injection site, headache, chills, fever, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. But there can be some critical side effects like seizures, respiratory failure, drop in blood pressure, allergic reaction, reduced heartbeat, and many more. Yes, in some rare cases, the therapy can turn out to be fatal or cause a permanent disorder in the body.
Also, pregnant ladies, people with kidney disorders and children are advised against using chelation therapy.
To avoid any complications, when you are diagnosed with metal toxicity, it is advisable to contact a trained medical practitioner to use chelation therapy for its treatment and undergo it under their guidance.
At Veritalife, we have expertise in delivering chelation therapy in a safe and targeted way. Contact us for more information.

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