Jonathan W. Singer, DO
Functional & Alternative Medicine located in Greenwood Village, CO & Cheyenne, WY
Everyone takes in toxic metals, whether through breathing pollutants, consuming contaminated foods, or from contact with your skin. When these toxic metals build up in your body, they damage organs and cause serious problems such as autoimmune disease. Jonathan W. Singer, DO, and the team at HealthFirst specialize in identifying toxic metal poisoning and treating the source of the problem with chelation therapy that eliminates heavy metals from your body. To schedule an evaluation and get to the cause of your symptoms, call one of the offices in Greenwood Village, Colorado, and Cheyenne, Wyoming, or use the online booking feature.
Chelation Therapy Q & A
What is chelation therapy?
Chelation therapy is a medical treatment to remove toxic metals from your body. Dr. Singer performs chelation therapy using calcium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA). After calcium EDTA enters your bloodstream, it binds with toxic metals and carries them out of your body.
How am I exposed to toxic metals?
Toxic metals are heavy metals that are widely used in agriculture, industry, technology development, and medical applications.
Dangerous metals are found in car exhaust fumes, factory emissions, chemical pollutants, and cigarette smoke. As a result, these metals are in the air, water, and soil.
The most common toxic metals are:
Toxic metals can get through your skin, but you can also breathe them in or eat contaminated foods to end up with heavy metal poisoning.
How does toxic metal poisoning affect my health?
Nearly every organ system in your body can be damaged by heavy metals, so there are too many health conditions that develop due to metal toxicity to provide a comprehensive list.
The organ systems that are most often affected include the central and peripheral nervous systems, gastrointestinal tract, and cardiovascular system. The kidneys, endocrine system, and musculoskeletal system are also frequently damaged.
What symptoms develop due to toxic metal poisoning?
Heavy metal poisoning may develop suddenly through exposure to a large amount of toxic metal. In most cases, however, it occurs gradually due to ongoing exposure to a small amount of metal.
These are a few of the most common symptoms of toxic metal poisoning:
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
- Heart arrhythmias
- Tingling or numbness in your extremities
- Memory loss
- Recurrent infections
The symptoms you develop depend on the specific metal involved, the body area affected, and the amount of the metal in your body.
Does chelation therapy help cardiovascular disease?
Cardiovascular disease is closely associated with several toxic metals. Studies show that chelation therapy may lower the risk of serious cardiovascular events such as a heart attack by 18%. The team at HealthFirst uses sodium EDTA to treat cardiovascular disease.
What happens during chelation therapy?
Dr. Singer reviews your medical history in great detail and devotes extensive time to talking about your symptoms and learning about your potential exposure to heavy metals.
For the next step, Dr. Singer performs extensive lab tests to determine the levels of heavy metals in your body and to rule out or identify any other underlying problems that could be responsible for your symptoms.
When heavy metal toxicity is diagnosed, the team at HealthFirst develops a customized treatment plan to get the toxins out of your body. Chelation therapy is delivered intravenously (IV) using the highest quality calcium EDTA.
Your treatment also includes vitamin and antioxidant IVs free of charge to help your body detox during chelation therapy.
You’ll be tested after your treatment is finished to be sure the toxic metals are reduced to safe levels. After heavy metals are gone, your body’s immune system and cellular function can return to normal, naturally restoring your health.
To learn more about chelation therapy, call HealthFirst or schedule an appointment online.