1 – What is EDTA?
EDTA are the initials for Ethylene Diamine Tetra-acetic Acid, an amino acid similar to those forming protein foods. It has a strong attraction for calcium which it escorts out of the body in a liquid form.
2 – Where did the chelation therapy begin?
The chelation therapy begins in the USA in the eighties and it appeared, simultaneously in the USSR, Europe and later in Brazil. Around the middle of the eighties, there were more than 300,000 patients in the USA treated with chelation, while today there are millions around the world.
3 – International experience
The most experienced centers in the world that stands out are: The American College for Advancement in Medicine, The American Academy of Medical Preventics in the USA, Dr. Jeffrey A. Fischeren in New York, Dr. Richard Casdorph in California.
4 – What is the chelation therapy for?
It is a treatment that reverts, like in arteriosclerosis, the hardening of the arteries which leads to a heart attack, cerebral vascular insufficiency, etc. Besides, there are some benefits registered in diabetes, arthritis and other diseases.
5 – What is the arteriosclerosis?
Arteriosclerosis is the hardening of the arteries walls. The basic injury is the atheroma placed in the internal layer of the arterial wall. The atheroma is a plaque containing fat (especially cholesterol) with proteins, fibers, calcium, etc.
6 – How does the chelation therapy affect the arteriosclerosis?
The arterial disease reduces the blood flow by decreasing the wall elasticity and making difficult the interchange between the blood and tissue components. When this happens, the amount and efficiency of the enzymatic systems are reduced. It was proved that calcium is one of the most important contributors, that makes blood cells and arterial walls more hardened and thick. It also participates in the arterial walls spasms.
7 – How does the chelation therapy improve our health?
The chelation therapy improves our health by reducing the normal calcium and metals and increasing the level of minerals such as magnesium and potassium.
This improves the individual function of cells and enzymatic systems which are the basis for our health and vitality. It must be offered in the context of a great program of regular exercises, appropriate nutrition, including vitamins, natural supplements and a healthy life style.
8 – Which is the relationship between chelation therapy and other therapies for arterial disease?
Chelation therapy can be used in isolation or together with other treatments. It can be taken even with vasodilators, anticoagulants, antidysrhythmic drugs, etc. The need for this drugs generally decreases and sometimes it can even disappear after a successful chelation therapy.
9 – What do we know about security and side effects?
Chelation therapy is one of the treatments with fewer complications. More than 600 thousand patients in the US received 6 million treatments in the last 10 years and there were no death cases registered due to this therapy specifically administered according to certain protocols. Side effects may occur with any therapy. Patient may suffer phlebitis causing pain, headaches, fatigue, changes in the BP (blood pressure) and in sugar levels. If these other side effects occur, they can be controlled by graduating the duration and frequency of the doses. If there are side effects, they tend to disappear during the therapy.
10 – How do I know if I need chelation therapy or if it can benefit me?
You can get profit of this therapy if you have some pain in your lower extremities, in your breast, if you feel you are losing your memory or if you have a risk of having any arteriosclerotic disease, such as diabetes, hypertension, of even if you smoke, for example, and if you have symptoms and/or clinical signs like circulatory failure.
11 – How can I tell if chelation therapy helps?
Patients have a reduction o disappearance of symptoms and they have a natural high. Family and friends may notice and comment on changes in patient's appearance, behavior and physical activity capacity. The comparison between diagnosis exams before and after this treatment is an objective evidence of its effectiveness.
12 - Can chelation therapy be used after a bypass surgery?
Yes, chelation therapy can be used before or after a bypass surgery and the patient can continue with his normal recovery treatment. Each case must be selected bearing in mind "what treatment or series of treatments are the best ones according to the specific condition of the individual". It is very healthy to look for medical assistance.