Chelation therapy for heart disease
The concept of chelation therapy is derived from the treatment of metal poisoning. There are some group of drugs used as antidotes which can remove an excess of metallic substances ingested accidentally in poisoning cases. In experimental studies it was found that these antidote drugs can even remove thick material deposited inside the arteries. It is not a recognized treatment, but there are some studies which show positive results. Here is an article, based on some reports published all over the world.
Chelation therapy is one of the safest medical procedures involving the intravenous infusion of a prescription medicine called ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid or EDTA.
Chelation (pronounced “key-lay-shun’) therapy is controversial.
There’s no doubt about that Alternative therapies usually are. But success stories of real people prove that chelation helps in preventing – and may even completely reverse – not only symptoms of heart disease but also symptoms of stroke, diabetes, Alzhiemer’s disease, metal poisoning, and a host of other serious health problems.
Intravenous chelation therapy with ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid (EDTA) is proven to reverse and slow the progression of atherosclerosis and age-related diseases. Symptoms affecting many different parts of the body often improve. Atherosclerotic blockage to blood flow in the coronary arteries of the heart, to the brain, to the legs, and elsewhere are relieved. Blood flow increases. Heart attacks, strokes, leg pain and gangrene are prevented using this therapy. Bypass surgery and balloon angioplasty can often be prevented. Published studies now indicate that even cancer deaths can be reduced by EDTA chelation therapy.
The free radical theory of disease(caused by oxygen radicals) has recently provided an elegant scientific explanation for observed benefit of chelation therapy. Many scientific studies, published in peer reviewed medical journals, provide solid evidence for benefit of chelation therapy. This non-invasive therapy is very much safer and far less expensive than surgery or angioplasty.
Chelation therapy is therefore a safe and effective alternative to bypass surgery for atherosclerosis. Your case of severe hardening of the arteries need not lead to coronary bypass surgery, heart attack, amputation, stroke, or senility. There is new hope of recovery for victims of these and numerous related diseases. Despite what you may have heard from other sources, EDTA chelation therapy, administered by a properly trained physician and given in conjunction with lifestyle and dietary changes and specialized nutritional supplements, is an option to be seriously considered by persons suffering from coronary artery disease, cerebral vascular disease, brain disorders resulting from circulatory disturbances, generalized atherosclerosis and related ailments which lead to senility, gangrene, and accelerated physical decline.
Clinical benefits from chelation therapy vary with the total number of treatments received and with severity of the condition being treated. More than 75 percent of chelation patients have improved dramatically. More than 90 percent of patients receiving 35 or more chelation treatments have benefited-even more so when they have also corrected dietary, exercise and smoking habits, which are known to aggravate occlusive arterial disease. Symptoms improve, blood flow to diseased organs increases, need for medication decreases and, most importantly, the quality of life becomes much more productive and enjoyable.