In many cases, EDTA the main chemical substance in the chelation therapy is administered orally. Nowadays oral chelators have become quite popular and are sold in every medicine corner as the means to cure the metal poisoning. These chelators can be easily bought from a medical shop even without a prescription. Oral chelators are not suitable and can be life threatening.
People may not know how much to consume and for how many days, and this could be fatal. An increased consumption will lead to depletion of body’s minerals and essential metals. Manufacturers mislead the common man by boasting of their quality and its effectiveness and their by increasing their profits. But actually a wrong decision may even prove to be fatal.
Patients must consult their physician prior to using this therapy. This therapy has number of side effects, namely mineral depletion, toxic metal poisoning, kidney failure, cardiac arrhythmias, and even death. Disruption of heart rhythm is a most common phenomenon as a result of oral chelation. Those individuals who take chelation therapy orally also develop the risk of suffering from kidney failure. Many patients undertaking chelation therapy orally have also been reported to have died by Mayo Clinic.
Chelation therapy should be the last resort and used just in emergencies in case of heavy metal poisoning and that too intravenously. Participants are also at the risk of developing toxic metal poisoning. One of the major side effects is mineral depletion. The oral chelators absorption rate is 5 percent as compared to chelators that are given intravenously. In case of oral chelators, the balance 95 percent gets deposited in the tract of the digestion system, and keeps waiting for some substances to bind with them and get excreted. The substances with which they bind are generally vitamins and minerals, thus causing mineral depletion.
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