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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