Chelation Specialist

XBody Health, Wellness & Spa

Integrative Medicine & Medical Spa located in Wayne, NJ

Over time, toxins can build up in your body and be problematic for your health. Mercury, lead, arsenic, and other toxins can damage organs and make them function less efficiently. At XBody Health, Wellness & Spa in Wayne, New Jersey, medical experts offer chelation therapy to remove toxins from your blood and body and restore your overall health. Schedule an appointment with XBody Health, Wellness & Spa over the phone or online today.

Chelation Q & A

 
 

What Is Chelation Therapy?

Chelation therapy is an outpatient procedure in which your provider injects a solution containing ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) into your bloodstream to remove heavy metals and other toxins from your body. This substance binds to toxins, which often include lead, aluminum, arsenic, and mercury, and your body excretes it over time.

Some practitioners use chelation therapy to reduce or prevent symptoms related to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, autism, diabetes, and heart problems.

What Causes Toxin Build-up?

Toxins can build up in your body over time due to environmental factors or certain health conditions. Examples include:

  • Microbial toxins
  • Polluted air or water
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Food additives
  • Pesticides
  • Lead paint
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Chronic kidney disease

These and other diseases can lead to an influx of toxins or essential minerals, such as copper and iron, that can be problematic when present in large amounts.

What Happens During Chelation Therapy?

Prior to chelation therapy, your practitioner reviews your medical history and may complete a physical exam. They utilize blood tests to find out if heavy metal levels in your bloodstream are too high and determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure.

If so, your doctor gives you special medicine through an intravenous (IV) tube in the vein of your arm. When the medicine attaches to metals in your body, it’s removed through your urine. The length of time treatment lasts depends on the amount of toxin buildup you have in your bloodstream prior to the procedure.

What Should I Expect After Treatment?

After chelation treatment, your body slowly excretes chelating medicine and toxins over time. Your XBody Health, Wellness & Spa specialist might recommend a series of treatments and periodic maintenance sessions to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

You may begin feeling better or experiencing improvements in your overall health, energy levels, and cognitive function over the next few days or weeks. Your provider might repeat blood tests after treatment to make sure toxin levels in your blood stay within a normal range.

Don’t let heavy metal buildup in your body affect your overall health and wellness. Schedule a chelation therapy consultation with XBody Health, Wellness & Spa over the phone or online today.