Ridding Your Body of Dangerous Toxins with Detoxamin

detoxWe are constantly exposed to toxins in our everyday lives and activities.  When we breathe, eat, drink, shower, brush our teeth, apply makeup and lotions, clean our homes, from wearing laundered and dry-cleaned clothing, driving, medications, smoking/exposure to secondhand smoke, pesticides and pollutants in the air, rain and soil. Heavy metal toxins such as lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, nickel, as well as chemical toxins accumulate in our bodies often at a faster rate than our bodies are able to naturally excrete them. This exposure and accumulation of toxins can cause damage your nervous, immune, cardiovascular systems and even the reproductive systems.

Toxins have been linked to putting you at a higher risk for serious degenerative diseases like cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, Alzheimer’s, Autism, ADD and and many others. At Anne Hermann Wellness, MD, PA, we offer solutions for you to rid yourself of these toxins. Continue reading “Ridding Your Body of Dangerous Toxins with Detoxamin” »

Lead Toxicity

Lead toxicity occurs when lead builds up in the body over a period of months to years.  Individuals who work in automotive shops or preform home renovations may be especially vulnerable.  Lead based paint and contaminated dust in older buildings is also of concern.

Evidence of lead toxicity often is not apparent until levels are very high.  Symptoms include:  headache, high blood pressure, numbness and tingling in the extremities, abdominal pain and memory loss.  Toxicity can be diagnosed by a simple blood or urine test.  Treatment is usually with chelation therapy, which binds to the lead so it can be excreted in the feces and/or urine.

Dr. Anne Hermann, a holistic internal medicine physician, offers lead toxicity testing and treatment to her patients.  Offices are maintained in Tampa and Saint Petersburg Beach, Florida.  Please call the office at 813-902-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Forms Of Mercury Toxicity

Mercury is a heavy metal occurring in several forms, all of which can be toxic in high doses.  The mercury in dental fillings is a blend of copper, silver and mercury that has been used for more than 150 years.  These fillings contain small amounts of inorganic mercury; which according to the American Dental Association is not easily absorbed.  The mercury in fish is methyl mercury which is more easily absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract.  Thus, it is easier to develop mercury toxicity from our diet than from dental fillings.  Predatory fish such as tuna, swordfish, and mackerel contain the highest concentrations of mercury.

Signs and symptoms of mercury toxicity include:  sensory impairment (hearing, vision and speech), numbness and tingling, and lack of coordination.  Testing for mercury toxicity can be performed with blood or urine.  Chelation therapy is the standard of care to treat mercury toxicity; chelation can be achieved through various routes.

Dr. Anne Hermann, a holistic internal medicine physician, offers heavy metal toxicity testing and chelation therapy in the form of suppositories to her patients.  Offices are maintained in Tampa and Saint Petersburg Beach, Florida.  Please call the office at 813-902-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

How Do Chelation Suppositories Compare To IV Chelation Therapy?

Chelation therapy works by pulling heavy metals from damaged hearts and heart valves, as well as the kidneys and blood vessels. IV chelation therapy is given into the vein through a needle. Each dose is given slowly over three or four hours. This is generally done two to four times a week over 30-60 weeks. Chelation is usually more than $150.00 per session and patients must spend time away from work. Also, because a high dose of chelation is delivered over a short time period, stress is placed on the kidneys.
An alternative delivery method of chelation is through a rectal suppository. The suppository is absorbed through the sigmoid colon (during sleep) and works gently to detoxify any heavy metals. Utilizing a suppository formulation places less strain on our organs, including the liver and kidneys. Untreated toxic levels of lead and mercury may cause symptoms such as memory loss, muscle pain, numbness and tingling, fatigue, irritability and tremor.
Dr. Anne Hermann, a holistic internal medicine physician, offers heavy metal toxicity testing as well as chelation therapy to her patients. Dr. Hermann maintains offices in Tampa and Saint Petersburg Beach, Florida. Please contact the office at 813-902-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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Chelation and Detoxification Therapy in St Petersburg and Tampa

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Chelation is a therapy that helps rid the body of heavy metals such as lead, mercury and aluminum.

Symptoms of metal toxicity include: headaches, dizziness, tingling of the hands or feet, digestive issues and fatigue.  Of course, these symptoms can be caused by other medical issues such as thyroid disease or vitamin deficiencies.  For this reason, we usually review your medical records prior to checking for medal toxicities.

Different tests for heavy metal toxicity include bloodwork, urine or hair samples.  Standard bloodwork is not as effective at detecting metal levels as urine testing, however, it is often the least expensive test.  If you have an elevated level of any metal, we will council you on how to avoid further exposure to that metal.  We find mercury is one of the most commonly elevated metal levels.  It is found in large mouthed fish that eat other fish, such as grouper, snapper, tuna and swordfish.  It may be found in dental fillings as well.  Other common metal exposure comes from water pipes, paint, canned food and work related exposures.

If your level is high enough, I recommend Detoxamin.  This is a physician grade chelating agent that is administered rectally.

Anne Hermann, MD is double board certified in Internal Medicine and as a Physician Nutrition Specialist. To schedule your appointment, please call 813-902-9559.  Click here to visit the website of Anne Hermann, MD, PA

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