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Can Chelation Therapy Be Used In Place Of Angioplasty For Blocked Arteries
No: Chelation therapy is not a part of the therapy behind atherosclerosis when you have blocked arteries. When you do have a blockage, you need to mechanically reduce the obstruction. That can be done through angioplasty and potentially putting a stent in to keep that artery open. Subsequently one should be on cholesterol lowering medicine to prevent this from occuring again. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chelation is the name for administering a substance to remove heavy metals from the body. It can be an important treatment for lead poisoning or iron overload. It is also touted by some for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders, based on the idea that these children may have toxicity from mercury or other heavy metals. However, there is little evidence to support this hypothesis. Chelation agents bind metals nonspecifically and may result in dangerously low levels of calcium, iron, and magnesium, in addition to toxic heavy metals. Thus, ...Read more
Not true: Artery disease is best treated with risk factor modification, medcal therapy for hypertension, nicotine addiction, diabetes, and elevated cholestrol. Chelation is expensive, heavily advertised and not scientific in regards to any benefit. Its not likely to hurt you, but why are you using it? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good results in many: Chelation therapy remains very controversial but there have been many research studies showing it can be very effective. I have seen many patients who have told me dramatic stories of improvement after having undergone chelation. Here is a detailed summary of research done on chelation by dr. Elmer cranton, one of the pioneering chelation specialists: ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does anyone have any alternatives to clearing blocked arteries from angioplasty, stents or laserplasty?
Got mi, ef 26%, creat 1.5, scar of 10% @ infrolateral seg, ischemia 3%, reversible defect 5% @ antro segs, 3 blocked arteries. Dou recommend angioplasty?
Not for 100% blocks: Although chelation therapy is very effective for improving blood flow, it will not "unclog" a completely blocked artery. However, atherosclerosis does not effect single arteries. It is a systemic problem. Therefore, for those with complete or near-complete blockages, i recommend stents or bypass, followed by chelation to improve blood-flow throughout the body and prevent progression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No, sorry...: The best approach to blocked arteries is prevention & picking your parents carefully. Failing that, aggressive lifestyle changes and judicious use of appropriate medications to achieve targets based on compelling objective clinical trials data are your next best option. If significantly blocked arteries remain, then angioplasty ± stents, or bypass surgery. Massage rx will not open blockages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you know of any veterans who used chelation therapy for angent orange problems and if it actually worked?
I actually did a bit: of research on this out of curiosity. Any damage Agent Orange did happened decades ago. Your body cleared the toxins, 2 plant defoliants called 2,4,5-T (trichlorophenoxyacetic acid aka hedonal or trinoxol) & 2,4,-D (dichlorophenoxyacetic acid aka trioxone). Both water-soluble, so wouldn't be stored in fat, but cleared from bloodstream. Any chelation done now would bind recently ingested toxins. ...Read more
Blocked arteries is a condition in which a person has decreased or no blood flow in one or more of his arteries, due to obstructions inside the artery such as thick plaques, floating clumps of broken plaques, blood clots, etc... Severe compression due to a problem on the outside of an artery can also ...Read more
Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more
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