Metals are natural elements in our environment. Some metals, such as iron and zinc, are minerals that are vital for your health -- but only in very small amounts.
Other metals are just toxic. These metals can accumulate in your body without your knowledge and damage your health. The most common toxic metals are:
Toxic metals may enter your body through:
Toxic metal poisoning occurs as the metals accumulate in soft tissues. These metals also replace essential minerals and poison the mitochondria, the energy-producing factories inside cells.
Toxic metals cause diverse symptoms and illnesses, so it’s essential to consult specialists like Dr. Mielke and Nurse Practitioner Sandi, who can target the precise metal. These are just two examples of how heavy metals harm your health:
Affects multiple organs, stores in bone, reduces oxygen in the blood, and can damage the central nervous system. In children, it causes developmental delays and intellectual disability, and in adults it can contribute to dementia.
Affects the lungs, kidneys, brain, and skin. Just a few of the conditions caused by mercury toxicity include:
Treatment includes avoiding exposure to the metal and getting it completely out of your body. Chelation is the type of treatment used to remove toxic metals.
Certain substances -- chelators -- naturally attach to toxic metals. Once chelators are in your bloodstream, they form a tight bond with the toxic metal, then they’re excreted together in urine and stool.
At Optimal Health Spectrums, chelation therapy is mostly done intravenously, which is the most effective method, because the medication goes straight into the blood. We have comfortable IV treatment rooms, and we’ve safely performed IV chelation for many years.
We use specific medications to detoxify heavy metals, which effectively remove mercury, lead, aluminum, cadmium, and arsenic, as well as others.
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