Chelation Therapy for Heavy Metal Poisoning
Medical innovation is a product of necessity, and science met the demand for metal poisoning via chelation therapy during World War I. While the chelation agents used for chelation therapy have evolved substantially since their first use nearly 100 years ago, they still remain a reliable, scientifically accepted way to treat heavy metal poisoning commonly associated with lead, mercury, arsenic and more.
Progressive Medical Center offers chelation therapy to patients who may have been a victim of heavy metal poisoning (proper medical tests and screenings must be administered first to establish a need for chelation therapy).
A Little More About Chelation Therapy Services
Chelation therapy is an alternative medical procedure that works in conjunction with our other alternative medical servicesto provide a comprehensive wellness plan to help you feel better and live life to the fullest. While many doctors and physicians focus on treating specific problems, Progressive Medical Center focused on treating the root of the issue, thus eliminating the problem in the most efficient manner possible. Chelation therapy is often part of our integrative approach offered to those who may have been exposed to heavy metals for a prolonged period of time, and thus developed some form of heavy metal poisoning.
What the Most Common Chelation Agents, and When are They Used?
Here is a list of the most common Chelation agents, including in what situations they are most commonly used:
- Dimercaprol (acute arsenic and mercury poisoning)
- Dimercaptosuccinic acid (used for lead, arsenic, and mercury toxicity cases)
- Dimercapto-propone sulfonate (most commonly used in severe cases of acute heavy metal poisoning)
- Penicillamine (most commonly used in cases of copper poisoning and arthritis)
and more. There are others (including Deferoxamine and Deferasirox) commonly used to treat high levels of iron, as well as many cases of acute poisoning.
Is Chelation Therapy Right for Me?
Everyone is different, and without seeing you personally and analyzing your medical history it is impossible to say. However, many of our patients have seen great results thanks to chelation therapy. If you think that you may be a candidate for chelation therapy, please give us a call to schedule your appointment.