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.
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.
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.
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.
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.