Chelation Therapy – Treat Various Conditions

When metals like lead, mercury, iron, and arsenic build up in your body, they can be toxic. Chelation therapy is a treatment that uses medicine to remove these metals so they don't make you sick. Chelation therapy uses special drugs that bind to metals in your blood.

You get the chelating medicine through an intravenous (IV) tube in your arm. Once the drug has attached to the metal, your body removes them both through your pee. Before you get this treatment, you must book an appointment with your doctor via who will do a blood test to make sure you have metal poisoning.

Metals that can be removed with chelation therapy include lead, mercury, and arsenic. 

Generally, chelation treatment is used for these three conditions:

Autism- The use of chelation therapy to treat this condition is based on the idea that autism is caused by mercury in childhood vaccines. But some health care providers also believe that removing metals from the body can improve autism symptoms.

Alzheimer's Disease- In patients who have this, abnormal proteins called tau and beta-amyloid build up in the brain and damage it. Some researchers think that a buildup of metals like copper, iron, and zinc might also play a role in Alzheimer's disease. Chelation therapy might be able to treat it.

Heart Disease- Artery plaques contain calcium. The chelating drug disodium EDTA binds to this mineral. The idea is that chelation therapy clears it out of the blood vessels. It removes plaques, too.