In years gone by, manufacturers used lead in their manufacturing of paint. Lead based paint was not thought to be toxic at this time.
Many houses and buildings still have leaded paint on their walls and ceilings, to this day.
Too many buildings and houses need to be tested. This is almost impossible to accomplish. It would be a terrible thing if you were to rent or buy a home that has this lead based paint in it.
Physicians have been prescribing Chelation therapy to get rid of lead paint, if you get lead paint poisoning.
Chelation therapy has also been a prescribed therapy for other metals, such as arsenic and mercury. There are some concerns pertaining to the safety of Chelation therapy.
You need to have all the facts before you have Chelation therapy done to your body.
Toxicity in Your Kidneys
One concern that you need to have before letting your physician perform Chelation therapy is the possibility of your kidneys becoming toxic.
Since Chelation therapy is an infusion therapy, your physician will need to be careful in deciding what dosage to use.
Chelation therapy actually will improve your kidneys’ function, if administered in the right way.
Your physician will need to do a renal function test, before he performs Chelation therapy. If you are elderly, you will need to make sure that your physician decreases the rate of dose even more.
You could have a drop in your blood glucose while going through a Chelation therapy. If you are a diabetic, your physician may advise you to eat a little snack either prior or during your treatment because insulin shock is more e prevalent in patients who have diabetes.
Foods that you should not eat during this treatment include dairy products and sugary foods. You should eat carbohydrates though.
Extra Care for Heart Disease
If you are a person who has congestive heart failure, you will need to make sure that your physician is taking extra care in how much of a dosage, he or she is giving you. You may not be able to handle all of the fluids infused into your body.
Your heart disease may require you to take digitalis for your condition; if this is the case then you could have trouble with it working, as it should.
You should also request that your physician not use sodium-based infusion, because it will make your body retain too many fluids.
Two main things that you will want to talk to your physician about is how fast they will be administering the infusion, and what dosage they plan to give you. You will need to know this before any infusion therapy is given.
Infusions that are given too fast will sometimes take the calcium out of your body. This will lead to cramping of your body, or you will go into convulsions.
If this does happen, you will need to make sure that your physician will be able to give you a dose of calcium gluconate.
It is best to be cautious when getting a Chelation treatment. You will want to find a physician who is very skilled in this area. If given properly, you should not have any trouble.