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Fort Wayne IV Lounge

A Wellness Center and a division of Fort Wayne Integrative Medicine, located in Fort Wayne IN


Chelation FAQs


Chelation therapy involves either an I.V. (EDTA) or oral ingestion (DMSA), known as chelators. (any of various compounds that combine with metals to form chelates and that include some used medically in the treatment of metal poisoning (as by lead)).The chelator works to remove excess metals from the body. The medications bind to heavy metals in your bloodstream, so your body can effectively process and filter them out through your liver and kidneys.

Chelation therapy is an effective and safe way to remove harmful metals from your body. It’s safe and well-tolerated. The process is non-invasive and protects you from the harmful effects heavy metals can have on your health.

There may be some minor side effects, such as burning or tingling at the injection site. Also, some patients develop a fever, headache or nausea following therapy. However, these side effects subside rather quickly.

To determine if you are a candidate for chelation therapy, Dr. Veerula performs specific blood and urine tests to check excess metals in your body. He also reviews your health history, potential exposure and physical health to determine if you need treatment.

If you have any questions or concerns, please address them with Dr. Veerula and he will discuss prior to your chelation therapy.

Amalgam fillings are composed of 70 percent mercury. Every time a person chews or drinks a hot fluid, mercury vapor is released from each tooth on a daily basis. The toxic mercury is then absorbed into the body.

Patients who are concerned about their silver fillings and not sure where to find a local dentist. Fort Wayne IV Lounge will refer patients to several dentists, who can safely remove mercury fillings.

EDTA (EthyleneDiamineTetraacetic Acid) is a type of amino acid. It is useful for chelation therapy of a number of heavy metals but is very effective with lead, aluminum, cadmium, and arsenic. The type of EDTA is compounded calcium-EDTA.

Another IV Chelation therapy agent is DMSA, a sulfur-based compound that is efficient in binding to mercury in the bloodstream. Mercury is present in many people who have silver fillings in their teeth or have consumed fish high in mercury, such as tuna, king mackerel, sea bass, cod, catfish or orange roughy.

Glutathione is not a chelating agent. However, it increases the efficacy of the chelation therapy while reducing the incidence of adverse reactions and redistribution.





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