6 doctors weighed in:

Is it safe to have chelation therapy on a regular basis?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ward Dean
Anti-Aging Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Most of us who provide IV chelation therapy recommend 1-2 treatments per week, for a series of 10-30 treatments, or until the desired benefit is obtained (usually 20-30 treatments), followed by monthly "maintenance" treatments thereafter. Adverse effects are rare, if kidney function is normal--and kidney function generally improves with proper dosage of edta.

In brief: Yes

Most of us who provide IV chelation therapy recommend 1-2 treatments per week, for a series of 10-30 treatments, or until the desired benefit is obtained (usually 20-30 treatments), followed by monthly "maintenance" treatments thereafter. Adverse effects are rare, if kidney function is normal--and kidney function generally improves with proper dosage of edta.
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean
Thank
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine

In brief: Chelation

It is very important to only do chelation with a physician who is knowledgeable and experienced.
It is only safe with close careful supervision and management.

In brief: Chelation

It is very important to only do chelation with a physician who is knowledgeable and experienced.
It is only safe with close careful supervision and management.
Dr. Liesa Harte
Dr. Liesa Harte
Thank
Dr. Jeremy E Kaslow
Internal Medicine

In brief: Depends on technique

Chelation is a broad category that ranges from intravenous infusions to simple dietary changes.
What you are trying to chelate dictates the approach and how aggressive you will want to be. There are many time-tested protocols but few rigorous studies to prove their effectiveness. As with all complementary techniques, choose your practitioner carefully. Educational pedigree does not equal skill.

In brief: Depends on technique

Chelation is a broad category that ranges from intravenous infusions to simple dietary changes.
What you are trying to chelate dictates the approach and how aggressive you will want to be. There are many time-tested protocols but few rigorous studies to prove their effectiveness. As with all complementary techniques, choose your practitioner carefully. Educational pedigree does not equal skill.
Dr. Jeremy E Kaslow
Dr. Jeremy E Kaslow
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified,
24 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors