Chelation Therapy

Lifestyle Medical & Wellness

Internal Medicine & Preventative Medicine Specialists located in Bingham Farms, MI

While your body has an efficient filtration system that gets rid of wastes and toxins, your modern lifestyle may expose you to more pollutants and toxins than your body can effectively remove. At Lifestyle Medical & Wellness, located in Bingham Farms, Michigan, Brian J. Kolender, MD, provides chelation therapy to remove heavy metals and other toxins from your body. Call Lifestyle Medical & Wellness or make an appointment online today to find out how chelation therapy can improve your health.

Chelation Therapy Q & A

What is chelation therapy?

Chelation therapy was initially developed as a treatment for lead poisoning, but it helps your body remove toxic metals such as mercury, cadmium, and arsenic from your blood. Chelation therapy is available as an intravenous (IV) infusion with vitamin supplementation.

Dr. Kolender often uses disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), an amino acid approved by the FDA to treat lead and heavy metal poisoning. EDTA attaches to the traces of metals in your blood and then carries them out of your body through your urinary tract.

What are the benefits of chelation therapy?

While your body needs some minerals for optimal function, toxic environmental elements can interfere with your health. For example, excessive levels of lead in your blood promote free radical activity, also known as oxidative stress, which can damage your arteries. Other metals interfere with your immune system and your body’s natural regenerative processes.

Chelation therapy detoxifies your body and promotes optimal functionality and health. Alternative uses for chelation therapy are currently being studied, but many physicians have found that chelation therapy can reduce your risk of heart disease and provide anti-aging benefits.

A recent study identified diabetic patients with known heart disease can see a significant benefit from chelation therapy. This study saw a statistically significant reduction in heart events and death during the 5-year study for this patient group.

What happens during chelation therapy?

At Lifestyle Medical & Wellness, Dr. Kolender provides chelation therapy through an intravenous drip. The IV delivers EDTA directly to your bloodstream, where it immediately begins to bind with the heavy metals and toxins in your blood. When your kidneys filter your blood, they trap the EDTA and the captured toxins and remove them from your body in your urine.

Dr. Kolender provides thorough exams and consultations before prescribing chelation therapy. He offers customized advice on how many treatments you should have and their frequency.

Am I a good candidate for chelation therapy?

If you are diabetic, there are studied benefits from chelation therapy. If you are diabetic with known blockages or peripheral vascular disease, there can be significant benefits.

If you’re concerned about the volume of toxins your body absorbs every day and the effect they have on your health, body function, and aging, you should make an appointment to find out if chelation therapy can be beneficial. Dr. Kolender provides exams and extensive lab tests to measure the amount of unnecessary and potentially dangerous minerals and metals in your blood to ensure that chelation therapy is right for you.

Call Lifestyle Medical & Wellness or schedule a consultation online today to learn more.