Chelation therapy was originally used by the British during World War II to remove lead from the body. It was first introduced in the United States in 1948, where it has since be used for to remove lead, as well as, other dangerous heavy metals, from the blood. Since then many doctors have come to believe that it may also help in preventing cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, scleroderma, and other age-related problems, especially when administered by a trained expert and used in combination with a healthy diet, natural supplements, and exercise. In last 50 years over a million men and women have had chelation therapy for a wide array of circulatory problems.
Chelation therapy is an intravenous therapy in which a potent antioxidant called ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) is administered into the bloodstream. The word “chelation” means "to grab" or "to bind." When EDTA is injected into the body, it "grabs" heavy metals and minerals. These toxins are then naturally eliminated from the body through urine. In addition, excess calcium is removed from artery walls as well. This widens the artery openings and increases blood flow throughout the body. This increased blood flow may aid in preventing cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease and other similar issues. Treatment is conveniently performed in the office at Texas Anti-Aging Medicine Institute and takes between 90 minutes and three hours to complete.
Some patients may experience a bit of minor discomfort due to the fact that this is an intravenous procedure. But most do not find it painful. Patients are able to sit, walk, relax, eat, read, work on their computers, visit the restroom and socialize during the therapy.