Chelation therapy is when one administers a man-made amino acid called
EDTA into the body. (EDTA is an abbreviation for ethylenediamine tetraacetic
acid) EDTA is most often used in cases of heavy metal poisoning (lead
or mercury), due to its ability to bind these metals, creating a compound
that can be excreted in the urine.
Chelation therapy has been widely used in the treatment of atherosclerosis
and other chronic degenerative diseases involving the circulatory system
of our body. Many scientists suggest that additional benefits include
removal of metallic catalysts that causes excessive free radical proliferation.
This means a reduction of the oxidation of lipids, DNA, enzyme systems
and lipoproteins. It has the ability to halt the maleffects of the body's
healing process, reversing the damage incurred. The removal of calcium
and copper anions from the blood stream in addition to the plaque lining
the artery walls are made porous and brittle are only added bonuses of
the treatment. The improvement over time will aid in the blood flow of
the body, and artery sustainability. Patients who were unable to walk
due to muscle pain or angina pain have reported that they have the ability
to walk without pain after chelation therapy.
There are additional benefits to chlelation therapy, for example, many
patients will make lifestyle changes that may include quitting smoking,
losing weight, eating more fruits and vegetables, avoiding foods high
in saturated fats and exercising regularly. These are healthy changes
in one’s life, and it seems that a combination of the therapy in
addition to the improved lifestyle help in the overall psychological health
of patients. It has been documented that these lifestyle changes improve
patients’ quality of life and sense of well-being. Discuss with
your physician before beginning any therapy, especially if you are undergoing
any other medical treatment, pregnant or nursing. It is important to have
realistic expectations and to make informed decisions about your healthcare.
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