I have been advised natural chelation therapy for kidney problems, how can I start this treatment?

If you’ve been suffering from kidney problems and have been advised natural chelation therapy, then we suggest that you speak with your doctor about how you can begin the suggested treatment. Apart from that it will help you if you know more about the therapy. Here is a basic lowdown on chelation therapy.

Definition:  This is a respected therapy that can treat metal poisoning. Sometimes, the body gets poisoned by heavy metals like aluminium, iron, arsenic, and lead. A few therapists also say that chelation therapy can treat ailments like arthritis, muscular dystrophy, and hardening of arteries.

There is also something called Oral Chelation Therapy, which is done to improve the overall health of the person. In this therapy the metals in the body are replaced with essential elements.

How does the treatment work: In Chelation Therapy, the patient is injected with a chemical called EDTA or ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, which can bind the metal in the blood, and then the metals are flushed out of the body through urine. Chelation therapy was tried out for the first time in the 1940’s on workers in battery factories, who suffered from lead poisoning.

This therapy is known to increase the energy level, improve hearing, vision and smell, is good for the memory, and can reduce the pain of angina. Some health experts believe that maybe through this therapy, the EDTA can flush out the calcium-heavy plaque that clogs the arteries. Also, through this therapy the free radicals in the body can be flushed out. Thus, chelation therapy can prevent tissue damage and oxidation.

The treatment: Before starting the Chelation Therapy, the person is examined thoroughly. Hair samples are sent for laboratory testing, and the blood circulation and kidney function is checked. A chest x-rays and an electrocardiogram is recommended for patients with cardiovascular problems.

Then when the patient is ready for the treatment, the EDTA chemical is injected into a vein on the back of the arm or hand. While injecting EDTA, the patient’s kidney function, blood sugar and, blood pressure is monitored. Quite often along with the EDTA, the patient is also injected with vitamin and mineral supplements.

A painless treatment, Chelation Therapy takes anywhere between 3-4 hours. Generally the patient has to go through 20 to 50 treatments for curing metal poisoning. There is also something called Oral Chelation therapy where the EDTA is administered orally.

Now that you know about the therapy, you can ask for the details from your physician.

answered by G M

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