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Chelation for heart health

The word ‘Chelation’ means, ‘the formation of two or more bonds.’ Chelation therapy is used medically to remove unwanted molecules like lead, mercury, aluminum, cadmium, and other elements from the body. Chelation therapy involves the administration of a chelator (a substance that binds to something else) to remove another substance from the body.

Many cardiovascular diseases like atherosclerosis, angina, and coronary artery disease can be successfully treated in part by Chelation therapy. Of course, you always want to use other dietary, lifestyle, and medical therapies in conjunction, but Chelation therapy does something that no other therapy can offer. The purpose of Chelation therapy in treating cardiovascular disease is to remove debris from the arteries, which allows for proper blood flow and increased circulation.

Many cardiovascular conditions are caused by inflammatory damage to the lining of the arteries. This inflammatory damage initiates a repair process that involves the formation of plaque. The plaque is referred to as an ‘atheroma’ and is composed of several different molecules including white blood cells, cholesterol, fatty acids, and calcium. The more numerous and larger the atheromas the more likely a person is to have symptoms of cardiovascular disease.

Chelation therapy has been used for over twenty years for the treatment and prevention of atherosclerosis and other forms of cardiovascular disease. Chelation therapy helps to break down plaque and remove the excess calcium. As the atheromas break down and shrink in size, circulation through the arteries increases and cardiovascular symptoms improve.

Chelation therapy can benefit many people who suffer from cardiovascular disease by removing the harmful calcium build-up in the arterial plaque. Whether a person is early in the process of cardiovascular disease or contemplating the insertion of a stent or bypass surgery I urge them to investigate Chelation therapy to see if it is right for them.

There are several different types of Chelation therapy utilizing different chelators that can be used to treat many medical conditions including heavy metal poisoning, neurological conditions, and cardiovascular disease. Intravenous EDTA Chelation is the only type of Chelation that has been shown to effectively remove excess calcium from arterial plaque.

Intravenous EDTA Chelation therapy can only be administered by a physician (ND or MD). It typically requires 20-30 sessions to maximize the benefits of Chelation therapy for cardiovascular disease. During the course of the therapy, the patient should expect to see moderate to significant improvement in the cardiovascular symptoms. As I mentioned earlier, Chelation therapy has helped countless people recover from cardiovascular disease, avoid open heart surgery, and most importantly regain their health.

If you are experiencing cardiovascular symptoms or are considering surgery for cardiovascular disease and you want to find out if you are candidate for Chelation therapy please contact my office at 250-448-5610 or visit my website www.drbrentbarlownd.com to learn more.



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About the Author

Dr. Brent Barlow is a Naturopathic Physician practicing at The Kelowna Wellness Clinic in downtown Kelowna. Dr. Barlow has been in practice in Kelowna since graduating from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in Vancouver in 2009.

Naturopathic Doctors are trained as primary care physicians, and primarily use natural medicine to treat disease and promote wellness. Dr. Barlow believes strongly in identifying and treating the causes of disease rather than focusing on the treatment of symptoms.

Naturopathic medicine utilizes diet therapy, botanical medicine, nutritional supplementation, acupuncture, spinal manipulation and other physical medicine treatments to treat the causes of disease. Dr. Barlow also trained in the specialized treatments of prolotherapy, neural therapy, intravenous nutrient infusions, and chelation therapy.

Dr. Barlow is in general practice and welcomes all individuals and families. As a naturopathic physician he is trained to treat all health conditions in the manner that best suits the goals of each individual patient. He also has special interests in natural treatments for pain management and digestive health.

To learn more about Dr. Barlow's treatments or to schedule a consultation, visit his website at www.drbrentbarlownd.com or call 250-448-5610.





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