What is Chelation?

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Chelation therapy is a process involving the use of chelating agents to remove heavy metals from the body.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 13 4
General health 7 3
Heavy metal toxicity 2 1
Asperger's syndrome 1 2
Autism spectrum disorder 1 2
Clogged artery (arterial plaque) 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 11

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chelation

Side effect Patients
Allergic reaction 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Chelation

Dosage Patients
900 mg daily 1
600other as needed 1
every other week 1

Why patients stopped taking Chelation

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 7
Course of treatment ended 6
Expense 5
Other 2
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
See all 19 patients who've stopped taking Chelation

Duration

Currently taking Chelation

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Chelation

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 5
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 5
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 4
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4 patient evaluations for Chelation

Apr 1, 2012 (Started Dec 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Eliminate heavy metals)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2500 mg Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly

Feb 17, 2010 (Started Dec 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Eliminate heavy metals)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 22, 2009 (Started Dec 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Eliminate heavy metals)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Monthly
Advice & Tips: I think it is a good idea. As a metalurgical engineer involved with welding, I have been exposed to fumes of iron, manganese, chromium, and other metals.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 20, 2009 (Started Sep 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for detox)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 other Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 7, 2009 (Started Dec 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks
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