Chelation therapy is a medical treatment that involves the use of chelating agents to remove toxic metals and minerals from the body. Chelating agents are substances that bind to metals and minerals and form complexes that can be excreted from the body through the kidneys.
Chelation therapy is most commonly used to treat heavy metal poisoning, such as lead, mercury, and arsenic. It may also be used as a complementary treatment for atherosclerosis, a condition in which the arteries become narrowed due to the buildup of plaque.
In the case of atherosclerosis, chelation therapy is thought to work by removing calcium deposits and other minerals from the plaque buildup in the arteries, which may help to improve blood flow and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. However, the effectiveness of chelation therapy for atherosclerosis is still a subject of debate and further research is needed to confirm its benefits.
Chelation therapy is typically administered through an intravenous infusion, which may take several hours to complete.
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