Exposure to heavy metals can have significant physical complications. Heavy metals can bind to the bones and tissues in your body, causing considerable free radical damage over time. The form of free radical damage caused by heavy metals can increase your risk of chronic disease and accelerate the aging process.
Chelation therapy is a treatment option that can counteract heavy metal exposure. By detoxifying the body and extracting heavy metals from the body, chelation therapy can support patients’ long-term health, but is it right for you? Read on to find out.
Understanding Chelation Therapy
Chelation therapy involves the delivery of EDTA molecules into the body through an IV. EDTA is an amino acid that naturally attaches to heavy metals like lead, copper, mercury, iron, arsenic, calcium, and aluminum then pulls them out of the body through the urine. This process minimizes the heavy metals in the body to prevent health complications from heavy metal exposure.
When To Consider Chelation Therapy
People may be exposed to heavy metals from numerous sources. Everyday items like deodorant, rubber, fertilizer, old paint, and dinnerware can cause heavy metals to get into the body. Eating fish that was found in a place with high mercury levels, as well as drinking unfiltered water, can also cause heavy metal poisoning. Even dental fillings can lead to heavy metals in the body.
With so many ways for heavy metals to infiltrate your system, this issue is difficult to avoid, even while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The following symptoms are common among people with heavy metal toxicity in the body:
- Chronic fatigue
- Joint and muscle pain
- Anxiety and depression
- Cognitive decline
- Autoimmune diseases
Chelation therapy can be used as a treatment for the underlying cause of these health complications. By removing heavy metals from the body, chelation therapy lowers inflammation and helps the body fend off free radical damage.
Contact Mind Body Spirit Care to learn more about chelation therapy from Dr. Shemesh and his experienced team.