Has anyone heard of Chelation Therapy?

Posted by donlgartin @donlgartin, Nov 30, 2022

I just heard of a company who maintains their pills will dissolve cholesterol in the arteries. Does anyone think it's safe? I have PAD and would like to get rid of some artery blockages.

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doesn't anyone have artery Blockages. Hasn't anyone had open heart surgery; IE blocked arteries?

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@donlgartin

doesn't anyone have artery Blockages. Hasn't anyone had open heart surgery; IE blocked arteries?

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Never heard of anything in an oral form, only by IV treatment.
Chelation has been around for years, usually for people that have lead poisoning (high blood-lead levels). It binds with metals and allows them to be eliminated by urination. I've never heard of it working with organic materials. I would be a skeptic.

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@donlgartin One of my functional medicine doctors (environmental medicine) did chelation therapy by IV. He did say it would remove arterial plaque deposits slowly. It has to be administered by a doctor because you don't want to remove essential minerals from the body. Doctors who do detoxing may offer this. There is a provider search at the environmental medicine website at https://www.aaemonline.org/

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Hi @donlgartin, I added your question to the Heart & Blood Health group as well (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/heart-blood-vessel-conditions/).

Here's what Mayo Clinic says about chelation therapy:
– Can chelation therapy treat heart disease? https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/expert-answers/chelation-therapy/faq-20157449

It's unclear whether chelation therapy can treat heart disease. You may also be interested in these related discussions in the Heart Health group:
– 100% blocked artery: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/100-blocked-artery/
– Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD): After angioplasty https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/pad-2/

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@islandfrog

Never heard of anything in an oral form, only by IV treatment.
Chelation has been around for years, usually for people that have lead poisoning (high blood-lead levels). It binds with metals and allows them to be eliminated by urination. I've never heard of it working with organic materials. I would be a skeptic.

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good to know. I have blockages all over, it's call Periferial Arterial Disease or PAD. I was hoping chelation would open some of my blockages, but I'm concerned about that product dissolving my blockages and causing a stroke, which I really don't need. thanks for the information.
All the best dg

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