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Chelation Therapy  Chennai Chelation

Chelation Therapy / Artery Clearance Therapy
Chelation is one of the safest medical procedure involving the intravenous in fusion of a medicine called EDTA (Ethyl Di-amino Tetra Acetic Acid). This therapy is a relatively inexpensive treatment to improve and restore coronary blood flow & elasticity of blood vessels in heart patients with atherosclerosis (blockage) without surgery.

It is a highly effective therapy used to treat angina, coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis, heavy metal toxicity, and hypertension. Chelation Therapy improves circulation, enabling more oxygen to reach the cells.

1. When is Chelation Therapy needed?

.  Narrowing of the coronary arteries ?(blood vessels supplying the heart)

.  Angina Pectoris:
Chest pain as a consequence of lack of oxygen to the heart muscle. This pain generally occurs upon exertion, in cold weather, emotional states or upon eating copious meals. But, sometimes also when in a resting state and at night.

.  Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction):
Occurs when part of heart muscle has actually died off, generally as a consequence of an acute blockage of coronary artery.

.  Prevention of bypass surgery and balloon angioplasty:
Large American and European studies show that only a small percentage of patients undergoing such procedures will experience long term effects... as compared to patients treated with medication only.

.  Narrowing of leg arteries:
The initial stage of this condition is called intermittent claudication, where patient suffer from different degrees of pain. Gangrene [actual tissue die-off as a consequence of blockage or severe narrowing of a blood vessel] can be the next stage [the so-called "black toe" is a good example of this].

.  Narrowing of the cerebral blood vessels - stroke & TIA: These can be manifest themselves in the following ways:
1) Cerebral infarction: Die-Off of brain tissue as a consequence of blockage of a blood vessel by clot build-up onto an already narrowed segment [thrombosis], or blockage caused by a loosely circulating clot which became lodged [embolism].
2) TIA [Transient Ischiaemic Attaque]: Temporary lack of oxygen of the brain, which completely reverses itself within 24 hours [such as transient speech difficulties, transient paralysis, transient blindness in one eye, etc.].

.  Memory and concentration difficulties:
1) Dizziness
2) Dementia
3) Impaired vision and hearing
4) Fatigue and decreased vitality. The majority of the patients experience an increase in energy and vitality as a consequence of chelation therapy.

.  Arthritic Complaints:
Chelation therapy is also frequently effective with arthritis. However additional measures are almost always necessary.

.   Diabetes mellitus:
1) Chelation therapy improves sugar metabolism
2) Diabetics undergoing chelation therapy often need less insulin or oral blood glucose lowering medication during the course of treatment
3) Moreover, chelation therapy helps prevent complications of diabetes, such as eye, nerve and kidney damage, as well as accelerated arteriosclerosis.

.   High blood pressure [Hypertension]:
1) Chelation therapy will generally lower raised blood pressure
2) Blood pressure lowering medication can frequently be diminished or even discontinued.

.   Parkinsonism & Alzheimer's disease
.   Anti-aging effect, prevention, 'life extension' - striving for optimum health, varicose veins, etc.
2. How do I know if I need or can benefit from Chelation Therapy?
If you have chest pain or leg pain on walking, shortness of breath, painful, discoloured feet, transient loss of vision, paralysis or rapidly failing memory, see a physician!

If you are past 40 years of age, with strong family history of heart disease or are 50+, find out the status of your status of your circulatory system before a "vascular accident" causing heart attacks, stroke or gangrene occurs.

Any unexplained or persistent symptoms which affect your heart, head or limbs should be explored for circulatory blockage.

3. How will I be able to tell if Chelation Therapy has helped me?
Patients routinely report reduction or elimination of their symptoms with an increased sense of well being after chelation therapy.

Family and friends are often the first to notice and report improvement in appearance, behaviour and performance.

Comparison of pre and post-therapy diagnostic tests can provide objective evidence of effectiveness.

4. Can Chelation Therapy be used after bypass surgery or angioplasty?
Yes! Although Chelation Therapy is best utilized to avoid bypass surgery, many patients who have previously undergone one or more bypass procedures, often with little or no benefit, have subsequently benefited greatly from Chelation Therapy. Every case must be decided using the criterion. What treatment, combination of treatments or series of treatments is best for the specific conditions present in this individual?

5. What is the cost comparison?
While evaluation of the benefits and cost of any treatment should be based on its merits alone, comparisons are natural and inevitable. The most common comparison is made with bypass surgery. Bypass surgery is a mechanical repair of small sections of the arterial tree. Total cost varies between 1.5 and 3.5 lacs or more for 5-10 days of hospital care.

Chelation Therapy is a biochemical treatment affecting the entire arterial tree. Total cost varies from 70 to 80 thousand rupees. This include 25 or more 3-4 hour medically supervised treatments and the appropriate testing and evaluation.

6. What about safety and side effects?
Chelation Therapy is among the safest medical procedures. More than 10,00,000 patients have received over ten million treatments during the past 30 years. Not one case of death has been directly caused by chelation therapy, when properly administered by a physician who is fully trained and using the standard protocol of ACAM.
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