You’re not feeling like yourself, and you’re experiencing a variety of seemingly unrelated symptoms that range from low-grade nausea to fatigue. You’ve sought medical help, but answers are in short supply. In the meantime, your symptoms continue to drag you down.
If this sounds familiar, it would be a very good idea to have us investigate whether heavy metal poisoning may be to blame
As specialists in environmental health and autoimmune diseases, Dr. Jonathan Singer and our team here at HealthFirst have seen the effects that heavy metal poisoning can have on the human body, and we’re here to provide much-needed answers.
In the following, we explore how heavy metals can affect your body’s ability to function well and what we can do to restore your health.
The world around you
Heavy metals are natural elements that exist in the world around you, as well as in your own body. In fact, your body relies on certain heavy metals to function, such as:
When you’re exposed to more heavy metal than your tissues can absorb, however, these same metals can become toxic. Outside of the metals we mention above, there are several others found in your environment that can infiltrate your body in amounts that are toxic, such as:
These metals are pervasive in the world around you, as they’re used in everything from the plastic containers you store food in to the paint you use on your walls. Not to mention, many of these metals can be found in the air you breathe and the water you drink.
Symptoms of heavy metal poisoning
When heavy metals get into your body, they’re absorbed by your soft tissues. In small amounts, your body can normally tolerate these metals, but when these metals accumulate, the levels can become toxic and lead to a wide range of symptoms, depending upon which metal you’ve been exposed to.
To give you a better idea of some of the symptoms associated with heavy metal poisoning, here are some of the more common:
- Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Fever and chills
- Skin rashes
- Problems with kidney and liver function
- Mental and cognitive issues (irritability and memory loss, for example)
It’s important to note that this list is by no means comprehensive and symptoms depend upon the type of metal and its saturation.
Treating heavy metal poisoning
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms we outline above, we perform extensive testing to determine the levels of heavy metals in your system. If we find toxicity, we recommend chelation therapy, which is an intravenous therapy that relies on calcium disodium EDTA to bind the toxic metals and flush them out of your body.
At the same time as we flush the metals out through chelation therapy, we also administer IV nutrient infusions that boost your body from within, including your immune system, allowing you to recover more quickly from heavy metal poisoning.
If you want to learn more about how our chelation therapy can help restore your health by freeing your body from toxic metals, contact one of our two in Greenwood Village, Colorado, or Cheyenne, Wyoming.