Metals exist naturally in the earth’s crust, so, naturally, we ingest some of these metals as we are exposed continuously through the air, water, and food supply. In fact, our bodies need some heavy metals for various biochemical and physiological activities in the body, but we only need these metals in small amounts. However, when we accumulate too much of a certain metal, heavy metal toxicity can occur. In the United States, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, and lead are the most common metals associated with heavy metal poisoning in the United States. Heavy metals can be caused by a variety of factors, such as food, water, medicine, industrial exposure, ingestion of lead-based paints, as well as improperly coated cookware, plate, and food containers.
What are the Effects of Heavy Metal Toxicity?
Your life could be affected by heavy metal toxicity if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
· Deteriorating eye health
· Poor kidney function
· Mental/brain fog
· Digestive issues/disturbances
· Memory problems
· Weakened immune function
· Tingling sensations around the mouth, or in the hands and feet
What is the Treatment Method for Heavy Metal Poisoning?
If you suspect you are experiencing heavy metal toxicity, a doctor can perform a urine or a blood test to know for sure. At The Salerno Center, our testing methods are different than regular blood work, as ours shows the lifetime exposure of heavy metals in the body. If heavy metals are found in the body, we offer chelation therapy, a procedure that is used to remove heavy metals from the body. Using special chelating amino acid agents, chelation therapy binds to the heavy metals and removes them from the body through various detoxification pathways.
Chelation Therapy for Heavy Metal Toxicity FAQ
How Safe is Chelation Therapy?
When administered by trained professionals and used in conjunction with the right lifestyle techniques, chelation therapy can be a safe way to remove heavy metals from the body. While there are skeptics out there, according to the statistics, chelation therapy is safer than driving a car.
I Had a Joint Replacement Done in the Past. Will Chelation Therapy Affect It?
Joint replacements and stents are constructed out of titanium, stainless steel, and alloys. While chelation therapy only attaches to positively charged, dissolved metal ions, so there is no serious risk of damage.
Does the Process Hurt?
Our chelation therapy method causes little discomfort. This therapy is administered intravenously, allowing the patient to be on the move during the chelation process. Patients can use the restroom, make phone calls, eat, drink, socialize.
Is Chelation Therapy Right for Me?
Here at The Salerno Center, we offer pre and post comparison analysis for our chelation therapy, which can help gauge the overall effectiveness of the procedure. Additionally, if you suffer from heavy metal toxicity, have a history of cardiovascular issues, gangrene symptoms, or circulatory problems, chelation therapy may help.