ABOUT CHELATION THERAPY
Chelation therapy is a chemical process in which a synthetic solution, dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) is injected into the bloodstream to remove heavy metals and minerals from the body. Chelation means "to grab" or "to bind." When the solution (DMSA) is injected into the veins, it grabs heavy metals and minerals such as lead, mercury, copper, iron, arsenic, aluminum, and calcium and removes them from the body than kidneys will filter out the chelating agent and bound metals, which are then urinated away.
Health professionals have also used chelation therapy to treat atherosclerosis and/or coronary artery disease, (DMSA) grabs calcium deposits and cleans out the calcium deposits from the arteries, clearing arteries in much the same way that a drain cleaner opens clogged pipes.
Regenamex physician usually will address the effects of heavy metal toxicity in a patient and treat them with chelation therapy followed by certain parameters and prior labs.
Talk with Regenamex doctor about all of the possible risks and weigh them against the potential benefits of the treatment. You should also discuss with him other treatment options to help determine which is the best treatment and plan for your condition.
When chelation therapy is used the right way and for the right reason, it can be safe. The most common side effect is burning in the area where you get the IV.
You might also experience:
- Burning sensation when injected into a vein.
- Fever and chills.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Convulsions or seizures.
- Fall in blood pressure.
- Breathlessness or tightness in the chest.
- Respiratory failure.
- Low blood calcium.
- Irregular heartbeats or cardiac arrhythmias.
- Severe allergic reactions may occur with the use of some chelators and lead to skin rash, eczema, exacerbation of asthma or asthma attacks.
- Severe hypersensitivity reactions may lead to anaphylactic shock and even death.
- Depression of the bone marrow leading to low counts of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. This can lead to anemia, infections and an increased bleeding tendency.
- Kidney damage and failure leading to an end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis.
- Liver damage may be seen with some chelating agents and some patients may develop liver failure.
- Damage to the brain leading to a decline in cognitive function.
- Vitamins and vital nutrients may leave the body along with the heavy metal. This can be a particular problem among children who require adequate levels of nutrients for normal growth and development.
- Chelating drugs can bind to and remove some metals your body needs, like calcium, copper, and zinc. This can lead to a deficiency in these important substances. Some people who've had chelation therapy also have low calcium levels in the blood and kidney damage.