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How Is Chelation Therapy Performed?
During a chelation therapy procedure, EDTA is administered via IV, usually into a vein located in the hand or arm. A session can take several hours ( approximately 4 hours)to complete.
Little to no recovery time is needed after the session and most patients are free to drive themselves home and go about their day as they normally would.
- What Are The Side Effects of Chelation Therapy?
Although chelation therapy is generally safer and less toxic than standard surgical procedures for vascular diseases, it does come with potential side effects. These are generally minor and usually go away quickly. Like most injections, it’s possible to feel some mild burning, redness or swelling at the site. Rare side effects can include headache, fever, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.
Although very rare, kidney damage and heart failure can also occur due to blood pressure levels dropping suddenly and abnormally low calcium levels in the blood.
How Many Treatments Of Chelation Therapy Do I Need?
Patients may need anywhere between 20 and 60 treatments of chelation therapy over 12 – 36 weeks, depending on the severity of your condition. to see the best results. The length of each session is 3 -4 hours. For an average patient, a series of 30 EDTA infusions are given.