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Chelatin Q & A

What is chelation?

Chelation is the natural chemical process, basic to life itself, by which a mineral — such as copper, zinc, selenium, iron, calcium, or magnesium — is bonded to another substance. Chelation is one mechanism by which such common substances like vitamins, minerals and trace elements work in the body.

How does IV chelation therapy work?

Ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA) is a synthetic amino acid used in chelation therapy. EDTA has the ability to attach itself to metals and minerals, forming a particular kind of bond called a chelate. Heavier metals, such as lead and similar other toxic metals, have a greater affinity for EDTA and form stronger bonds.

Chelation therapy is the process that removes toxic metals from your body at a cellular level by infusing Ca-EDTA and vitamins into your body. The EDTA binds to the harmful toxic metals in your body, and then you eliminate chelated toxic metals naturally through urine.
IV chelation is effective for helping to rid your body of toxic metals, such as arsenic, aluminum, mercury, and cadmium, with use of other chelators. EDTA is even shown to cleanse away toxic metals, calcium deposits, and other substances that form plaque that contributes to cardiovascular disease.

Toxic metals in your system can contribute to many chronic health conditions and increase your risk of developing diseases like cancer, dementia, and degenerative conditions. You may benefit from EDTA chelation therapy if you have or had many different problems including angioplasty, leg cramps, poor circulation, diabetes, bypass surgery, arthritis, and angina.

Why is it important to detoxify my body?

Detoxifying your body can help relieve outward symptoms of chronic health problems. Since toxins and toxic metals can cause illness, digestive problems, and chronic diseases, removing them can help every system in your body to function better. Detoxification also helps boost your immune system so you can fight illnesses before they wreak havoc on your body.
Other benefits of detoxification include:

  • Reduced pain and inflammation
  • Increased energy levels-improve mitochondrial function
  • Improved organ function
  • Healthier skin and hair
  • Reduced body odor and bad breath

Often, when you undergo detox therapies — such as IV vitamin and mineral infusions, chelation therapy, far infrared sauna, and exercise therapy — you not only feel better, but your appearance improves, too, helping you look refreshed and healthier.

Dr. Patel offers a combination of dry heat sauna therapy, exercise therapy, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy along with intravenous nutritional therapy and IV chelation therapy, as a comprehensive arsenal for removing toxins and replenishing your body with essential nutrients.

How safe is antioxidant infusion and chelation therapy?

Chelation therapy has been a safe, accepted medical practice for detoxifying the body since the 1950s. Before administering chelation therapy, Dr. Patel performs a comprehensive review of your bloodwork to ensure your safety. Because most men and women are exposed to environmental toxins and toxic metals daily, nearly anyone can benefit from vitamin-mineral-antioxidant infusion and chelation therapy. Based on your blood tests and your overall health, Dr. Patel determines the appropriate level of therapy you need to rid your system of harmful substances and allow healing.

Learn more about this integrative medical approach that seeks to treat the underlying symptoms of your health problems, rather than just masking your symptoms with medications. Call the Buffalo office for an appointment or schedule a chelation therapy consultation using the online system.


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