What is Chelation Therapy?
Chelation means “to grab” and that’s exactly chelation therapy do. Chelating agent like EDTA give intravenous route in chelation therapy that’s why it enters the bloodstream ‘grabbing’ on the minerals & metals such as calcium, mercury, lead etc. binding them, removing them from the bloodstream and excrete through the urine. Once this unwanted material bound to chelating agent, that minerals are unable to react in undesirable change.
Now a days the use of chelation therapy is in the prevention and the treatment of vascular disease, including atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease and stroke.
Chelation therapy is the completely non invasive treatment to prevent and reverse the heart disease. Chelation therapy consist of chelating agents, antioxidants, other nutrients & lifestyle management.
Who take Chelation therapy?
Chelation therapy improves the blood circulation throughout the body and hence it treat & prevent following conditions:
- Angina/ chest pain/ischemic heart disease
- Low heart function.
- High blood cholesterol level.
- Reblocks after Angioplasty & Bypass surgery
- High blood pressure.
- Cerebral stroke, paralysis.
- Poor memory, decreased mental ability.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome(tiredness)
- Decreased sexual performance due to atherosclerosis.
- Degenerative disease, arthritis, parkinson’s disease.
- Prevention of heart disease.
- Anti ageing therapy.
How chelation is done?
EDTA ‘chelation therapy’ is administered by slow IV infusions which is circulate through the bloodstream of entire blood vessels of the body removing undesirable metals from the body. This infusions are generally given twice or once in week. The number of the infusions are dependupon the purpose for which chelation is taken(reports).
Each patient is different so the treatments may vary person to person it is only after a medical evaluation that an individual can advised. The level of the improvement is depend upon the individual patients, the severity of the conditions and the strength of the infusions.
How many Infusions are Needed?
Each patient is different and it is only can be say after all the medical evaluations that an individual can be advised to do before treatments starts. Historically 20-30 infusions are required for significant improvement.
The level of improvement is depended upon the individual patient, the severity of the disease conditions and the strength of each infusions which is tailored to each patient.
Mechanism of EDTA action
ANTIOXIDANT: Free radicals are responsible for the damage f the cell membranes. If the more toxic elements in body, it will be higher the free radicals activity.
EDTA can reduce the production of free radicals and prevent their destructive influence and thereby reduce atherosclerotic plaque.
NORMALISE BLOOD CHOLESTEROL LEVEL: EDTA treatment results in increase in High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) which is ‘good’ cholesterol & nourishes the heart and decreases the Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) which is bad cholesterol.
IMPROVES THE CELLULAR ENERGY PRODUCTION: Calcium that is abnormally deposited into the wall of arteries, inhibit the enzyme activity hence the cells energy production is decreases. By removing unwanted metal ions EDTA reduces the local toxicity and thereby improves the enzyme production and action.
REMOVES THE CALCIUM FROM PLAQUE EDTA binds with ionic(free) calcium in the blood and thus trigger the release the paratharmone. This increases demand for calcium in blood and body respond by drawing calcium deposits from plaque. The calcium from plaque is removed from plaque and the plaque can be reabsorbed by body and thus the restoring arteries to its normal state.
Safety and side effects
“Chelation Therapy” is safe, non-toxic substance used for chelation. Experiments of medicine on animals conclude that is is 3.5 times less toxic than aspirin. American College of Advancement in Medicine(ACAM) I.V. chelation therapy is more than 300 times safer than BYPASS surgery. There are more than 400,000 patients have received four million treatments since 30 years there is no any death directly caused by chelation therapy, when properly administered by physician who was fully trained and administered appropriate dose and infusion rates.
The TACT study by the NIH (USA)
The National Centre for Complementary and Alternatives Medicine (NCCAM) and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) both components of the National Institute of Health(NIH) have launched the Trial To Assess Chelation Therapy(TACT). TACT is the first large scale, study center to determine the safety and efficacy of EDTA chelation therapy for individuals with coronary artery disease.
CAD is a leading cause of death among men and women. Thereforein spite of effective standard therapies, such as lifestyle modification, medications and surgical procedures, some patients with CAD seek out EDTA chelation therapy as a treatment option.
How will I be able to tell if Chelation Therapy has helped me ?
Patient routinely report reduction or elimination of their symptoms with an increased freshness and sense of well being after the infusion of chelation therapy.
Family and friends are often notice the improvement in behavior and performance. Comparison of pre and post therapy diagnostic tests can improves objective evidence of effectiveness.
Can chelation therapy be used after bypass surgery or angioplasty?
Sure. Although chelation therapy is best for AVOID BYPASS SURGERY IN INDIA, many of our patients who have done previously undergone bypass or angioplasty surgery, often with no or little benefits; they can get beneficial improvement after CHELATION THERAPY or EECP THERAPY.
What is the cost of Chelation Therapy In Pune?
The most common comparison is made with bypass surgery. Bypass is the mechanical repair of atherosclerotic section into the arteries. Chelation therapy is a biochemical treatment affecting the atherosclerotic section. This includes 25 or more 3-4 hour medically supervised treatments and the proper tests and evaluations.
The cost of the chelation therapy is just 1/4th of the surgical procedures.