Chelation therapy

By Bobueno Latest Reply 2011-02-02 04:52:29 -0600
Started 2010-10-13 11:33:34 -0500

I searched 'chelation' and nothing came up on this site … I am shocked!! Isn't there anyone out there who had chelation done for heart disease?

4 replies

Vientiane 2011-02-02 04:52:29 -0600 Report

Hi Bobueno I am Vien a Senior Nursing Student who had undergone Iron Chelation Therapy every three months and had just finished my sessions as a means to cure my Himociderosis of the Heart which is secondary to my congenital illness to extend my life expectancy.

Chelation therapies are available, true yet only when the need is dire or necessary. Medical Doctors, Cardiologists and Hematologists only use it based on certain protocols and they weigh the need for such therapy.

My case is due to an iron excess in my bloodstream which deposits in my heart causing disruption of the electrical conductivity of my heart. And inevitably in my 30th year of age my heart will stop and no means of resuscitation possible. To correct this Iron Chelation therapy is initiated with Desferrioxamine. Where they monitored me for hearing-loss or blurring of vision (one of the few and uncommon side-effects - reactions vary per patient). This is only one case.

My advice is to ask your medical physician the following questions:

1. What is Chelation Therapy and do I need it?

2. What are both the long-term and short-term side effects of Chelation Therapy?

3. Is it the only way? What are other best possible ways besides Chelation?

I hope and pray this helps everyone and you with questions regarding Chelation Therapy.


HeartHawk 2010-11-11 09:29:06 -0600 Report

As a "numbers geek" and consumer health advocate it is my opinion that the jury is still out on the effectiveness of chelation therapy with regard to heart disease. I have seen outrageous and scientifically unsupported claims in the marketplace which make me skeptical.

The first rigorous, long-term, scientific study of chelation's effectiveness is underway by the National Institute of Health (NIH) in conjunction with The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). The study is due for completion in 2012.

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2010-10-18 11:41:41 -0500 Report

I was curious about this because I had never heard of Chelation therapy. I found that it is not a very common form of treatment for heart disease and there are many side effects. Have you had this therapy?

tieleg 2010-11-11 06:10:23 -0600 Report

I just looked it up and although it sounds OK it makes me wonder why my heart specialist hasn't put me on it. Having blocked arteries and Diabetes plus a few other things, not one of my doctors has even mentioned it. I will ask about it at my next appointment and will give you there answer