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Chelation Therapy

Chelation Therapy is a safe, effective and relatively inexpensive treatment to restore blood flow in victims of atherosclerosis without surgery and to eliminate toxins and heavy metals from your system.

Chelation Therapy involves the intravenous infusion of a prescription medicine called Ethylene Diamine Tetra-Acetic Acid (EDTA), plus vitamins and minerals at therapeutic dosages.

EDTA chelation infusions are administered by slow drip, circulating through the blood stream treating the entire arterial system removing undesirable metals from the body. Some metals such as lead, mercury cadmium and iron are poisons. Lead and cadmium levels correlate with high blood pressure. Overload of iron can cause heart attacks. All metals, even essential nutritional elements, are toxic in excess or when abnormally situated. EDTA normalizes the distribution of most metallic elements in the body. EDTA improves calcium and cholesterol metabolism by eliminating metallic catalysts which cause damage to cell membranes by producing 'OXYGEN FREE RADICALS'. Free radical pathology is now believed by many scientists to be an important contributing cause of atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes and other diseases of aging.

EDTA helps prevent the production of harmful 'Free Radicals' through elimination. Arterial disease is responsible for strokes, heart attacks, poor circulation and memory loss.

How Does Artery Disease Affect Health?

Blockage of blood vessels by plaque (atheroma) reduces the flow of blood, starving vital organs of oxygen and other nutrients. Cell walls then become leaky, allowing excessive calcium, sodium and other elements to enter. When calcium accumulates to a critical point, deposits form, like concrete. These calcifications can often be seen on X-ray. Disordered calcium metabolism can also cause coronaries and other arteries to go into spasm, further reducing blood to vital organs.

If diagnostic evaluation reveals the formation of calcified deposits, if they are in uneven clumps, the risk of heart attack or stroke is considerable. If they are laid smoothly along the arterial walls, the risk is much less.  Chelation treatments reduce the risk dramatically.

What Is The Effect Of These Deposits?

When the flow of blood is interrupted by a calcified deposit it becomes turbulent and under pressure. If part of the deposit breaks away, it is carried at speed in this fast moving blood and may block one of the smaller blood vessels supplied to the artery completely or partially. This causes a stroke if the artery is feeding the brain, or a heart attack if a coronary artery of the heart muscle is involved, or gangrene and amputation if the leg arteries become blocked.

What Causes Loss of Memory and Other Signs of Aging?

It is usually accepted that loss of memory is an inevitable part of the ageing process along with dizziness, loss of concentration and defective hearing.

All these conditions are caused by the build up of calcium deposits on the artery walls, often called 'hardening of the arteries'. This results in the deterioration of tissues which are not able to absorb sufficient nutrients and oxygen. If the calcium deposits are laid down smoothly and evenly, the ageing process is gradual. The clumping of deposits results in sudden ageing.

When arteries or capillaries to the heart muscle or to the legs are affected, the cramping pains of angina and intermittent claudicating are experienced. These are the result of the muscles being starved of oxygen and will gradually worsens. Muscle spasm can close a narrowed artery completely.

How Does Chelation Therapy Affect Health?

Chelation therapy promotes health by correcting the major underlying cause of arterial blockage. Damaging oxygen free radicals are increased by the presence of metallic elements and act as a chronic irritant to blood vessel walls and cell membranes. EDTA removes those metallic irritants, allowing leaky and damaged cell walls to heal. Plaques smooth over and shrink, allowing more blood to pass. Arterial walls become softer and more pliable, allowing easier expansion. Scientific studies have proven that blood flow increases after chelation therapy. A complete program of chelation therapy involves a broad-based care program of regular exercise, proper nutrition, vitamin and mineral supplementation and avoidance of tobacco and other damaging habits.

What Are The Interactions Between Chelation Therapy And Other Treatments For Artery Disease?

Chelation therapy can be utilized in conjunction with most other therapies for cardiovascular disease. EDTA is compatible with blood thinners, blood vessel dilators, medicines for blood pressure and heart arrhythmias, calcium blockers and beta blockers. The need for drugs is often reduced after a course of chelation therapy.

What Can Be Done To Prevent Heart Attacks, Angina, Strokes, Claudication (Poor Leg Circulation) And The Aging Process?

Clearly, if many of these problems are caused by calcified deposits in the arteries, eliminating the offending material will dramatically reduce the risk of sudden illness and delay and prolong the ageing processes.

This is what chelation does; chelation therapy is especially effective in diabetic conditions.

Who Is At Risk of heart disease and strokes?

1 in 4 Men over Forty - 1 in 5 Women over Fifty years of age and anyone with circulatory problems, or has suffered a stroke or heart attack, or people with a family history of cardiovascular diseases, and those who are becoming aware that they are able to do less as they grow older.

What Can Be Done?

The first step is to have a medical diagnostic evaluation to reveal existing or potential problems or risk factors.

Traditional treatment for high blood pressure, or poor blood supply to the brain, heart or legs, is medication and localized surgery if the arteries are accessible and the patient’s condition permits. Unfortunately this is rarely successful long-term.

For more than twenty-five years in the USA chelation treatment has proved extremely successful in controlling these problems, and it has been available in our practice since 1974.  We are one of the first centers in the USA to do chelation and have helped thousands of patients.

Can I Help Myself?

Yes, if you are at risk you can minimize the problem by:

  • Stop Smoking Limit your alcohol intake
  • Balanced nutritional diet
  • Regular exercise Reduce Stress
  • Regular health checks
  • Take note of your risk factors

Can Chelation Be Used As A Preventative?

Yes. Chelation can be, and is used extensively as a preventative treatment, addressing 'free radical' damage and thereby minimizing the risk of cardiovascular problems in the future, especially for those with high risk factors, such as past history of smoking, drug or drink abuse, cholesterol and other hereditary indicators.

What about Safety and Side Effects?

Chelation therapy is among the safest of medical procedures. More than 400,000 patients have received over four million treatments during the past 30 years. Not one death has been directly caused by chelation therapy, when properly administered by a physician who was fully trained and competent in the use of this therapy.

How Do I Know If I Need Or Can Benefit From Chelation Therapy?

If you have chest pain or leg pain on walking, shortness of breath, painful, discolored feet, transient loss of vision, paralysis, or rapidly failing memory, see a physician! Any unexplained or persistent symptoms which affect your heart, head of limbs should be assessed for possible circulatory blockage.

How Will I Be Able To Tell If Chelation Therapy Has Helped Me?

Patients routinely report reduction or elimination of their symptoms with an increasing sense of well being after chelation therapy. Family and friends are often the first to notice and report improvement in appearance, behavior and performance. Comparison of pre- and post- therapy diagnostic tests can provide objective evidence of effectiveness.

How Many Infusions Are Needed?

Each patient if different and it is only after a medical evaluation that an individual can be advised on the likely length of treatment. However historically 10-30 infusions achieve significant improvement. The level of improvement depends upon the individual patient, the severity of the conditions and the strength of each infusion, which is tailored to each patient.

Can Chelation Therapy Be Used After Bypass Surgery?

Yes! Although chelation therapy is best utilized to avoid bypass surgery, many patients who have previously undergone one or more bypass procedures, have subsequently benefitted greatly from chelation therapy. Treatment for each patient must be individualized. If all else fails, including chelation therapy, bypass remains available as a last resort.

How Is Progress Monitored?

Our doctors monitor patients regularly, carrying out further tests and monitoring progress from the original diagnostic tests.

Because drugs for blood pressure need to be reduced as chelation produces the desired effects, our doctors like to establish contact with the physician who has prescribed the drugs and discuss progress.

The reader is advised that varying and even conflicting views are held by other segments of the medical profession. The information presented in this literature is educational in nature and is not intended as a basis for diagnosis or treatment.

This information represents the current opinion of independent physician consultants to ACAM (American College for the Advancement in Medicine) at the time of publication

The treatment will be conducted as explained before. During the course of each treatment, the patient is carefully monitored, in line with the internationally accepted ACAM and US Government National Institue of Health TACT trial standards.

DISEASES HELPED BY CHELATION THERAPY

Chelation therapy has been used successfully in many diseases.  Patients Medical is  experienced with many patients and treatments with end results that are almost miraculous. In most cases, chelation produced marked improvement in circulatory function.  Patients with diabetic gangrene and arteriosclerosis obliterans with resulting gangrene, and have been able to prevent amputation of extremities.

Cardiovascular patients who have cardiarteriosclerosis and diagnosed as requiring bypass surgery should not get surgery until they have been given chelation therapy.  There are many other disease that can be treated using chelation therapy mentioned in the following paragraphs;

Age Spots (Liver Spots): Blemishes on the skin that form due to sun exposure and aging. Free radicals can also contribute to age spots in the form of cellular damage. During EDTA chelation therapy, the recommended Vitamin C and E intake can help halt free radical activity. Get Additional Information on Aging & Longevity Here

Alzheimer's disease: A progressive form of dementia that usually starts when a person is in their 40’s or 50’s. It begins with impaired memory, which is followed by impaired thought and speech, and finally complete helplessness. In mixed dementia, Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia (reduced blood flow to parts of the brain) occur together. Increasing circulation with liquid chelation therapy brings blood rich in oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body, increasing energy and alertness. Get Additional Information on Alzheimer's Disease Here

Angina: Chest pain or discomfort that occurs when the heart does not get enough blood due to build up in the coronary arteries. It may feel like pressure or a squeezing pain in the chest. Reducing blockage and increasing circulation through EDTA chelation therapy can help the body function closer to normal. Get Additional Information on Angina Here

Arteriosclerosis (Hardening of the Arteries): The thickening and stiffening of the artery walls from too much pressure. It is commonly confused with Atherosclerosis (See Below). Atherosclerosis can lead to Arteriosclerosis, eventually reducing blood flow to the heart or blocking it completely. Reducing blockage and increasing circulation through EDTA chelation therapy, can assure a healthy blood flow with oxygen to the heart. Learn more about Arteriosclerosis including symptoms and risk factors.

Atherosclerosis: The build up of fatty deposits in the arteries. Reducing blockage and increasing circulation through EDTA chelation, can assure a healthy blood flow with oxygen to the heart. Get Additional Information on Heart Disease Here

Bursitis: Chronic irritation or inflammation of the bursa, a small, fluid – filled sac that helps to reduce friction between tendons and bones. Bursitis can strike anywhere, but it is most common in the ankle, knee, elbow, shoulder and heel. The inflammation may be the result of repetitive or forceful exertions at that joint. Poor circulation can increase inflammation. Increasing circulation through chelation therapy can help the body function closer to normal.

Cardiac Arrhythmia: A common abnormality in the heart’s electrical system, that causes the heart to beat irregularly (too slow or too quickly). Underlying causes include:  heart failure, where the heart can’t pump enough blood through the body, and CAD (Coronary Heart Disease) where there is blockage to the flow of blood to the heart. Reducing blockage and increasing circulation through liquid EDTA chelation, can assure a healthy blood flow with oxygen to the heart. Get Additional Information on Heart Disease Here

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD): The group of diseases that affect the heart and the blood vessel system (arteries, capillaries, veins) throughout the entire body. These systems play a vital role in supplying oxygen to the brain, heart, and other organs. Increasing circulation through oral EDTA chelation therapy can help the body function closer to normal. Get Additional Information on Heart Disease Here

Cataracts: The clouding of the eye’s lens. The lens is made up of water and protein. Over time, some of the protein clumps together and begins to cloud the lens, causing “blurred” vision. There can be multiple reasons for the development of cataracts, but one of them is damage from free radicals. During EDTA chelation therapy, the recommended Vitamin C and E intake can help halt free radical activity.

Cholesterol Reduction: The body uses cholesterol (lipid) to help build cells and produce hormones. Too much cholesterol in the blood can build up along the inside of the artery walls. Large amounts can increase the chances of having a heart attack or stroke. By increasing blood flow by removing mineral deposits and heavy metals from the body; liquid EDTA chelation treatment can assist in reducing blockage in the arteries and veins. Read more about how you can reduce your cholesterol with chelation therapy.

Coronary Artery Disease (Heart Disease): A condition in which sticky deposits block the flow of blood to the heart. It affects 10 – 15 million Americans each year and is the #1 killer in America. Without adequate blood flow, the heart will starve for oxygen. Good circulation is vital for keeping the heart healthy with the nutrients it needs to keep the body working properly. Reducing blockage and increasing circulation through oral EDTA chelation, can assure a healthy blood flow with oxygen to the heart. Get Additional Information on Heart Disease Here

Diabetes Mellitus: A disease in which the body doesn’t produce or properly use insulin (Insulin Resistance).  This causes sugars to build up too high in the blood causing hyperglycemia. Insulin is needed to turn sugar and other food into energy. Insulin resistance is associated with atherosclerosis (fatty build up in the arteries), which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. By increasing blood flow by removing mineral deposits heavy metals from the body; liquid EDTA chelation therapy can assist in reducing blockage in the arteries and veins. Get Additional Information on Diabetes Here

Diabetic Neuropathy: A common complication of Diabetes Mellitus in which nerves are damaged due to high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) and decreased blood flow. Neuropathies can lead to numbness, and sometimes pain and weakness in the hands, arms, feet and legs. Increasing circulation with liquid chelation therapy brings blood rich in oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body, increasing energy and alertness. Get Additional Information on Diabetes Here

Diabetic Retinopathy: The most common eye disease afflicting diabetics. This disease is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina and is the leading cause of blindness in American adults. In some people, retinal blood vessels may swell and leak fluid. In others, abnormal new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. Increasing circulation through chelation therapy can help the body function closer to normal. Get Additional Information on Diabetes Here

Elevated Blood Fats (Hyperlipidemia): High levels of fats (lipids) in the blood. These fats include cholesterol and triglycerides. They are important for the body to function, but when they are too high they increase the risk for heart disease and stroke. By increasing blood flow by removing mineral deposits heavy metals from the body; liquid chelation can assist in reducing blockage in the arteries and veins.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) / Impotence: There are many underlying physical and psychological causes of ED. Reduced blood flow to the penis (Arteriosclerosis) and nerve damage (Diabetic Neuropathy) are the most common physical causes. An erection requires a precise sequence of events. ED can occur when any one of these events is disrupted. Reducing blockage and increasing circulation through EDTA chelation, can assure a healthy blood flow throughout the entire body. Get Additional Information on Erectile Dysfunction Here

Fatigue: Caused by a wide range of illnesses and diseases (eg. Diabetes) leading to a lack of sleep. Weakness, exhaustion, lack of energy and headaches are all symptoms of fatigue. A good diet, exercise, and plenty of sleep will ensure a healthy lifestyle, and help increase circulation in the body along with a safe, effective chelation program. Get Additional Information on Fatigue Here

Fibromyalgia: Chronic pain characterized by widespread aches, pain and stiffness, general fatigue, and sleep disturbances. The most common sites of pain include the neck, back, shoulders, pelvic girdle and hands, but any body part can be affected. There are multiple physiological abnormalities in someone with FM, including low levels of blood flow to the thalamus region of the brain. Increasing circulation through oral chelation can help the body function closer to normal. Learn more about Fibromyalgia including how to manage symptoms. Get Additional Information on Fibromyalgia Here

Gangrene: The death of an area of the body that has been injured or diseased, usually due to loss of blood supply. The area becomes deprived of oxygen and turns black and shrinks when the tissue dies. Reducing blockage and increasing circulation through EDTA chelation therapy, can assure a healthy blood flow throughout the body.

Glaucoma: Associated with elevated pressure in the eye that leads to damage of the optic nerve. This is believed to be caused by poor blood flow to the optic nerve. Without nourishment from the blood, fibers of the optic nerve can die. Increasing circulation with liquid chelation therapy brings blood rich in oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body.

Hair Loss: Is common and happens to everyone. Most people shed 50 – 150 hairs a day. Some causes of temporary hair loss include diabetes and poor nutrition. A healthy diet, along with a safe and effective chelation program can increase blood circulation to the scalp and help nourish hair follicles and glands to re-grow hair. Get Additional Information on Hair Loss Here

Heart Failure: A condition in which the heart can’t pump enough blood throughout the body.  Reducing blockage and increasing circulation through chelation therapy, can assure a healthy blood flow with oxygen and nutrients to the heart. Get Additional Information on Heart Disease Here

Heavy Metal Poisoning: The toxic accumulation of heavy metals in the soft tissues of the body. They may enter the body in food, water, air, or by absorption through the skin.

  • Aluminum – Has a tendency to accumulate in the brain and bones. It comes from everyday products: nasal spray, cooking utensils, food additives, antacids, buffered aspirin, automobile exhaust, aluminum soda cans, tobacco smoke, etc. It causes forgetfulness, bone softening, soft tissue damage, and cardiac arrest.
  • Arsenic – Can be found in food, water and household items. It begins by causing headaches, confusion and drowsiness. As it develops, symptoms include convulsions, vomiting, diarrhea and hair loss. Organs affected are the lungs, skin, kidneys and liver.
  • Iron (Hemachromatosis) – Is caused by an excess of iron in the blood. It is commonly caused by consuming large quantities of iron supplement pills. It may also be caused by consuming tap water. It causes damage primarily to the brain and liver. Iron toxicity can eventually lead to liver failure.
  • Lead – Can damage nerve connections and cause blood and brain disorders, as it affects the Central Nervous System. Long term exposure can cause nephropathy and colic-like abdominal pains.
  • Mercury – Is a neurotoxin, meaning it affects the nervous system. The degree of risk varies depending on the amount of mercury, the form, how often exposed, and the age of the person. Symptoms include sensory impairment, memory loss, tremors, personality changes and headaches.

EDTA chelation removes heavy metals and excessive minerals from the body, reducing the risk for overload or toxicity. Learn more about the benefits of chelation therapy for heavy metal poisoning. Get Additional Information on Heavy Metal Poisoning Here

High Blood Pressure: Can cause angina attacks, strokes, as well as very painful, sometimes life ending heart attacks. The heart has to work harder to supply blood to all areas of the body, due to build up in the arteries and veins. A healthy diet and regular exercise, along with an effective chelation program, can strengthen the circulatory system and build a stronger heart.

Hyperglycemia: Too much sugar in the blood most often associated with Diabetes Mellitus. It occurs when the body does not have enough insulin, or cannot use the insulin it does have. Increasing circulation through EDTA chelation therapy can help the body function closer to normal.

Hypertension (HBP): A chronic elevation of arterial blood pressure which is a primary risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke. The exact cause of hypertension is unknown, but there are many conditions that could contribute to its symptoms. These include: obesity, lack of exercise, stress, dehydration, heavy salt intake, aging, excessive drinking, abnormalities in the nervous system and circulatory & kidney problems. A healthy diet and regular exercise, along with an effective EDTA chelation program, can strengthen the circulatory system and build a stronger heart. Get Additional Information on Hypertension Here

Intermittent Claudication: Claudication is crampy leg pain that occurs during exercise, especially walking. The pain is due to insufficient blood flow in the legs (caused by blocked arteries). Intermittent means the pain comes and goes. It is the most prominent symptom of PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease). Reducing blockage and increasing circulation through oral EDTA chelation, can assure a healthy blood flow throughout the body.

Ischemia: A condition in which the blood flow (and thus oxygen) is restricted to a part of the body. Ischemic Heart Disease is the term given to heart problems caused by narrowed heart arteries. Ischemia often causes chest pains or discomfort known as Angina, and can often lead to a heart attack. Other terms for this are Atherosclerosis and Arteriosclerosis. Strokes are also caused by obstruction of blood flow. Reducing blockage and increasing circulation through oral chelation therapy, can assure a healthy blood flow throughout the body.

Macular Degeneration: A chronic eye disease that occurs when the tissue in the macula (the part of the retina responsible for central vision), deteriorates. The exact cause of macular degeneration is unknown, but there are contributing risk factors that include: age, obesity, high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. A healthy diet, along with a safe and effective liquid EDTA chelation program can increase blood circulation to all parts of the body.

Multiple Sclerosis: An autoimmune disease that affects the Central Nervous System (brain, spinal cord and the optic nerves). The body’s immune system attacks its own tissue. As a result, inflammation and scarring of the myelin (the covering that protects the nerve fiber in the CNS) occurs. This damage can slow or block nerve signals throughout the body. Increasing circulation with liquid chelation therapy brings blood rich in oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body, increasing energy and alertness. Get Additional Information on Multiple Sclerosis Here

Osteoarthritis: The most common form of arthritis. It is caused by the breakdown of cartilage. Cartilage is the tough, elastic material that covers and protects the ends of bones. Bits of cartilage may break off and cause inflammation in the joint between the bones. Poor circulation can increase inflammation. Over time the cartilage may wear away completely, causing friction between the bones. Increasing circulation through EDTA chelation therapy can help the body function closer to normal. Get Additional Information on Osteoporosis Here

Parkinson’s Disease: A disease that causes a progressive loss of nerve cell function in the part of the brain that controls muscle movement, muscle control and balance. The disease develops as cells are destroyed in certain parts of the brain stem. Parkinson’s also impairs nerve endings in the heart. Not all cases are alike. Some symptoms include: Loss of balance, shaking, slow movements, sleep disorders and speech difficulties. Increasing circulation with liquid EDTA chelation therapy brings blood rich in oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body, increasing energy and alertness. Get Additional Information on Parkinson's Disease Here

Peyronie’s Disease: A connective tissue disorder involving the growth of fibrous plaques in the soft tissue of the penis. Taking Vitamin E may help some men. Increasing blood flow by removing excess calcium deposits with oral chelation, along with the recommended Vitamin C & E intake can help the body function closer to normal.

Psoriasis: An autoimmune disorder, causing red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. These are called psoriatic plaques and are areas of inflammation and excessive skin production. Poor circulation can increase inflammation.  Reducing blockage and increasing circulation through liquid EDTA chelation therapy can help the body function closer to normal.

Raynaud’s Disease: A condition that causes some areas of the body (such as fingers, toes, tip of the nose and ears) to feel numb and cool. It’s a disorder of the blood vessels that supply blood to the skin, these arteries narrow, limiting circulation to affected areas. Increasing circulation with liquid chelation therapy brings blood rich in oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: An autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints, tissues around the joints, as well as other organs in the body. This causes swelling, pain, stiffness and redness in the joints. Because EDTA acts as a good anti-inflammatory, along with the chelation process increasing blood flow, oral chelation therapy can help relieve pains and conditions caused by arthritis. Get Additional Information on Rheumatoid Arthritis Here

Scleroderma: A disorder affecting the connective tissues in the body. Scleroderma means hardening of the skin. It is marked by damage to the cells lining the walls of small arteries and an abnormal build up of scar-like tissue in the skin. It can affect the skin or organs of the body, or both. Reducing blockage and increasing circulation through EDTA chelation, can assure a healthy blood flow throughout the body.

Senile Dementia: The mental deterioration that is associated with old age. Two major types are identified: those due to generalized atrophy (Alzheimer type,) and those due to vascular problems (mainly strokes). It is caused by progressive degeneration of the brain cells, due to hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis). Increasing circulation and reducing blockage with chelation therapy brings blood rich in oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body, increasing energy and alertness.

Skin Ulcers: A shallow wound that develops when the leg veins do not move the blood back toward the heart normally (Venous Insufficiency). The valves in the veins are damaged and allow some blood to back up in the vein. This slowed circulation causes fluid to seep into surrounding tissues, causing tissue breakdown and ulcers. Reducing blockage and increasing circulation through EDTA chelation therapy can help the body function closer to normal.

Strokes: An injury to the brain due to the interruption of the blood supply when an artery becomes blocked, or a blood vessel breaks. This causes destruction of a portion of the brain tissue that can lead to weakness, numbness, paralysis, speech difficulty and confusion. The two most common factors that increase the risk of having a stroke are: High Blood Pressure, which weakens the walls of the arteries; and Atherosclerosis, which narrows arteries. Increasing circulation and reducing blockage with liquid EDTA chelation therapy brings blood rich in oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body. Get Additional Information on Stroke Here

Thrombophlebitis: The swelling of a vein caused by a blood clot, due to diminished blood flow. It usually occurs in the legs and causes local inflammation, pain, and swelling. Reducing blockage and increasing circulation through EDTA chelation therapy can help the body function closer to normal.

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA): A “warning stroke” or “mini-stroke” that produces stroke-like symptoms, but with no lasting damage. TIA’s occur when a blood clot temporarily clogs an artery and part of the brain doesn’t get the blood it needs. EDTA chelation reduces the viscosity or “stickiness” of the blood, improving blood circulation throughout the entire body.