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Can chelation therapy help someone with autism?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: NO

The ama does not endorse chelation therapy for behavioral issues because of potentially horrible side effects including death.
There is no sound evidence whatsoever that it even helps behavioral issues. For proven heavy metal poisoning there may be an indication. Otherwise it appears to be quackery. There is no scientific evidence that heavy metals play a role in childhood autism.

In brief: NO

The ama does not endorse chelation therapy for behavioral issues because of potentially horrible side effects including death.
There is no sound evidence whatsoever that it even helps behavioral issues. For proven heavy metal poisoning there may be an indication. Otherwise it appears to be quackery. There is no scientific evidence that heavy metals play a role in childhood autism.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

There is no evidence from scientifically valid double blind control studies to indicate chelation is an effective treatment for children with autism.

In brief: No

There is no evidence from scientifically valid double blind control studies to indicate chelation is an effective treatment for children with autism.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Chelation therapy is useful only in documented heavy metal poisoning, such as lead poisoning.
Chelation for other purposes has been shown to be dangerous and ineffective. See this website for more information: http://www.Quackwatch.Org/01quackeryrelatedtopics/chelation.Html.

In brief: No

Chelation therapy is useful only in documented heavy metal poisoning, such as lead poisoning.
Chelation for other purposes has been shown to be dangerous and ineffective. See this website for more information: http://www.Quackwatch.Org/01quackeryrelatedtopics/chelation.Html.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Severe mineral deple

Instead of chelation use gentle cleansing with predigested chollerra, also lymphatic cleaning with high dose hcl (hcl detox) you need testing with zyto and blood test with metametrix to identify exact blood profile that is abnormal (toxicity profile).

In brief: Severe mineral deple

Instead of chelation use gentle cleansing with predigested chollerra, also lymphatic cleaning with high dose hcl (hcl detox) you need testing with zyto and blood test with metametrix to identify exact blood profile that is abnormal (toxicity profile).
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Jeremy E Kaslow
Internal Medicine

In brief: Possible

Chelation is not a cure or cure-all for autism but many children with autism have higher than ideal levels of toxic metals that may play a significant role in their neurologic function and development.
In those cases, I have seen excellent improvement with individualized oral chelation programs. On the flip side, few cases of autism have been reversed with chelation alone.

In brief: Possible

Chelation is not a cure or cure-all for autism but many children with autism have higher than ideal levels of toxic metals that may play a significant role in their neurologic function and development.
In those cases, I have seen excellent improvement with individualized oral chelation programs. On the flip side, few cases of autism have been reversed with chelation alone.
Dr. Jeremy E Kaslow
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