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Is edta safe and without side effects? I hear it's good for clearing the arteries. I am 62 years, have rheumatoid arthritis and osteo arthritis.

Is edta safe and without side effects? I hear it's good for clearing the arteries.  I am 62 years, have rheumatoid arthritis and osteo arthritis.

Controversial: Currently the one accepted indication for edta chelation is for lead and other heavy metal toxicity. It is a very controversial treatment for other conditions including coronary artery disease. Most mainstream medical organizations do not advise this treatment. Organizations like acam which is an alternative medicine organization advocate its use. I do not recommend this myself. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Edta (Definition)

EDTA is a synthetic chemical that is used in chelation therapy to treat lead and heavy metal poisoning like mercury, arsenic, aluminum, chromium, cobalt, manganese, nickel, selenium, zinc, tin, and thallium.  It has also been used to treat digoxin toxicity although other ...Read more


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Can you tell me about 51cr-edta as it pertains to pain reliever side effects?

Can you tell me about 51cr-edta as it pertains to pain reliever side effects?

Checking Kidney: Function? 51Cr-EDTA clearance provides an accurate and objective measurement of the GFR, and it can be used to quantify renal function deterioration. Maybe that suggests how pain medication can be cleared from your body. So if your kidney is not functioning well, you are having a build up of metabolites causing side effects. Speak with your doctor who ordered the tests for more info. ...Read more

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Is edta good for me? I have a rhd. Thank s.

Is edta good for me? I have a rhd. Thank s.

Good for coronary di: Since I am chelation certified, very good for coronary artery disease, atherosclerotic plaques & peripheral artery disease & many others.Not sure of rhd. ...Read more

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Why is edta often used to treat lead poisoning?

Why is edta often used to treat lead poisoning?

Binds lead: EDTA binds lead and removes it from the body. This is accomplished by a process called chelation whereby the EDTA forms a number of bonds with a lead or other metal atom, carrying it out of the body as the EDTA is excreted. ...Read more

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Is the advanced edta mega plus a good pill for people with heart stents?

Is the advanced edta mega plus a good pill for people with heart stents?

No: Chelation therapy (edta) has never been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease or prevent cholesterol deposits. Coronary stents are used to treat blocked arteries. Aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) are used to prevent the stent from clotting. The only treatments that have been shown to reduce the risk of coronary events are statins (cholesterol meds) and aspirin. ...Read more

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What could be the reason why--after centrifuging edta blood samples they did not separate?

What could be the reason why--after centrifuging edta blood samples they did not separate?

Blood with EDTA : Which is an anticoagulant won't cause clotting , thus blood cells and serum/ plasma are mixed and not separated in layers! ...Read more

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Is it okay to take edta capsules (400 mg) be taken with enalapril maleate capsules (20 mg)?

Is it okay to take edta capsules (400 mg) be taken with enalapril maleate capsules (20 mg)?

Not recommended: There is no medical evidence that taking edta is useful for any cardiovascular disease. It should be used only under medical supervision for problems of heavy metal overload or poisoning. ...Read more

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Is edta chelation therapy a scientifically and medically sound theory?

Depends: Edta is the drug of choice for lead encephalopathy. For use to "treat" cancer, hypertension, asthma, arthritis or just about any other disease- no it has no scientific basis and is simply an attempt to steal money from you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to inject edta into the blood stream?

Is it safe to inject edta into the blood stream?

Not self inj.: The most common side effect is a burning sensation at the site where the edta is delivered into the vein. Rare side effects can include fever, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Even more rare are serious and potentially fatal side effects that can include heart failure, a sudden drop in blood pressure, abnormally low calcium levels in the blood, permanent kidney damage, and bone marrow depression. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Edetate Disodium (Definition)

Edetate disodium is a topical steroid which is a ...Read more