Chelation Therapy - Your Solution To High Blood Pressure

By Anju Mathur, MD

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a condition in which the force of the blood pumped by the heart is consistently elevated due to the resistance of the arteries against the blood flow. Blood pressure is measured as the pressure of the heart beat (systolic) over the pressure of the heart at rest (diastolic). Hypertension is defined as a blood pressure of--0/90 or higher. Normal, or healthy, blood pressure for average adults should be 120/80 or less.

If blood pressure continues to be high it can cause all kinds of havoc in other systems of the body, such as kidneys and other delicate tissues. It can also cause heart attack or stroke. The heart can be enlarged because it is working harder to pump blood. Yet 30% of people who have high blood pressure don't even know they have it, because there are no symptoms. .

Arterial plaque build up (also called hardening of the arteries, atherosclerosis, or arteriosclerosis) can increase blood pressure and make the heart's work more difficult. It refers to the accumulation of cholesterol, calcium and various minerals that stick to the lining of blood vessels and as the deposits grow, the blood vessels narrow. This process increases with age.

Physicians tend to prescribe medications to lower blood pressure. But these drugs, in addition to having undesirable side effects, do not handle the cause of the high blood pressure. If the medications do not lower the blood pressure sufficiently, more drugs are prescribed, with more side effects

Chelation therapy is a solution that produces little or no side effects. Chelation therapy involves the use of chemical compounds injected into the blood stream with an IV drip. This therapy was originally used to remove heavy metals from the body, and it still is. The chelator (chemical compound) used for heart health and high blood pressure is ethylene diamine tetra-acetate acid, or EDTA

One theory about why chelation works is that the agent (EDTA) binds calcium and other minerals to itself and allows them to pass out of the body, which improves the condition of the arteries. The second theory about why it works is that EDTA attaches itself to free radicals, which can cause a lot of tissue damage, and allows these free radicals to be eliminated.

Another benefit of chelation with EDTA is that it thins the blood making it easier for blood to flow, and also puts a damper on the formation of blood clots.

Increasing blood circulation by chelation therapy is definitely the safest way of controlling high blood pressure. It is a tested and effective cure. - 31820

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