Chelation Therapy and
High Blood Pressure
People with greatly elevated blood pressure commonly have symptoms of dizziness, shortness of breath, headache, and blurred vision. In mild to moderate blood pressure elevation, there may be no symptoms. The diastolic or resting heart pressure is the second number of the blood pressure reading. In younger patients with diastolic pressures of 110 millimeters of mercury or higher, headaches in the morning are common.
Breathlessness produced by easy effort, such as slow walking, is common. The patient may notice pulsation of neck veins, which may also be swollen and distended. A clicking or roaring or ringing in the ears is a frequent finding.
High blood pressure patients commonly complain of frequent need to urinate after they have gone to bed for the night, even though kidney function may be normal. Hypertension commonly occurs as the result of local ischemia (loss of oxygen carried by the blood) which has resulted from atheromatous narrowing (occlusion) of an artery in the brain, heart, or lower limbs.
As the pressure continues its abnormal rise, death or damage to the heart, brain, or kidneys is likely. The heart will enlarge, kidneys begin to fail, and uremia is present. Stroke is common.
These patients commonly range in age from forty to seventy. Their blood pressure is above 110 millimeters mercury diastolic. Systolic pressures (the first number of the blood pressure reading) range from 130 to 170 or more. In a 35-year-old man with a normal blood pressure of 120/80, the risk of death over the next twenty years would double if his pressure were 142/90. That risk increases 2.2 times at 142/95. At 152/95, the twenty year mortality risk is 2.5 times. LDL cholesterol is directly and independently associated with cardiovascular risks. HDL cholesterol, on the other hand, appears to offer protection.
Aerobic exercise, liver function, and supplementation with digestive enzymes and selected amino acids can enable the patient to favorably adjust the HDL/LDL ratio, and hence reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
In addition to selenium deficiencies, these patients usually have reduced magnesium and potassium. Protein and microscopic bleeding are commonly found in the urine. Damage to the retinal membranes of the eye results from leaking arterioles. Flame hemorrhages, cotton wool exudates atrioventricular nicking, and scaling of the arterioles can be seen on examination. As blood pressure rises, the arterioles constrict and eventually give way to the pressure. Leakage occurs and this seeing membrane (retina) swells. Visual loss results.
Similar damage occurs in the brain. Patients with abnormally high blood pressure and increasingly severe headaches can progress eventually to impairment of brain function and stupor. The brain swells as plasma leaks out from the arterioles. Abrupt onset of neurological signs such as numbness, nausea, vomiting, loss of muscle function in the face, arm, or leg, followed by unconsciousness signifies the onset of bleeding inside the skull. This is a stroke. EDTA produces remarkably beneficial effects in the human body. Every cell benefits. Results are seen first in the blood vessels, notably the arteries.
Abnormal calcium is removed, and the occluded (plugged-up) vessels are reopened. This effect is produced only upon metastatic calcium (calcium found in areas where it should not be), and not upon normal tissue calcium, as shown consistently by the lack of development of osteoporosis or of increased dental caries. Increased X-ray bone density is observed in cases of osteoporosis after they have been treated with EDTA.
This process may go on for months and explain the frequently described phenomena of continued clinical improvement after chelation has ceased, such as improved joint function, because arthritic joint deposits are decreased.
Some critics have complained that treatment with EDTA is not “permanent.” These uninformed experts would know, if they had any experience with the treatment, that the results are probably more permanent than any other vascular treatment utilized in this country today. Once the occluding slag and sludge is removed from the inside walls of the arteries, they can carry blood efficiently once more and elasticity returns. In other words, ischemic atherosclerosis is reversed.
Tissues, organs, and cells downstream of the formerly plugged artery can now obtain the nutrients and oxygen that were once denied. These cells which were once dormant, or partially dormant, can now revive and carry on their normal metabolic chemistry. Toxins and waste products that have not been properly removed due to inadequate circulation are eliminated as the perfusion normalizes.
EDTA chelation treatment can help patients with very advanced chronic diseases and in the majority of cases bring the patient back to normal functioning. The treatment can clean up the blood vessels and organs of even the most severely ill patients, and many times the patient can then be successfully treated with the usual conventional treatments. Another common medical practice in this country is that of treating patients only when they exhibit symptoms of chronic illness. The rule seems to be, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” which is fine, as long as it’s someone else’s health that needs to be “broken.” How much better would it be if we could spend more resources and attention on keeping people well, rather than concentrating on trying to make people better after they are sick. We should concentrate on health improvement and maintenance.
Treatment with EDTA has many advantages that conventional medicine can never offer. This treatment can:
Treat several areas of illness in the body at the same time.
Be combined with drug, antibiotic or other therapy to treat the disease conditions. The patient makes a faster response, and can then be weaned from drug therapy. Chelation and supplementation can complete the recovery.
Eliminate the need for hospitalization for most chronically ill patients.
Greatly reduce the costs to patients for drugs.
Keep wellness (health) intact longer, once it has been attained.
Greatly increase the effectiveness in the treatment of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, gangrene, retinitis, macular degeneration, kidney disease, and many other difficult medical conditions.
About Oral EDTA
Unlike intravenous chelation therapy, NaturoDoc’s EDTA powder is taken by mouth. A small one-ounce scoop comes inside each bottle, and twice a day, morning and night, you place a scoop of our oral EDTA underneath your tongue and hold it there for a few minutes without swallowing to let it be absorbed through the mucous membranes of the mouth. We recommend you just keep your bottle of EDTA next to your toothbrush. A bottle lasts about a month at this rate, after which you should stop and reevaluate before possibly continuing for another month.
How does EDTA taste? Quite tolerable, actually; it’s somewhere between salty and sweet.
Oral EDTA should be taken away from meals so that its action does not remove the beneficial nutrients in your food. You should also supplement your diet with B vitamins and minerals while taking EDTA.
The body absorbs about 50 percent of the oral EDTA, and this sublingual (under the tongue) administration is much quicker, easier, and cheaper than intravenous (IV) administration. While the IV method does get 100 percent of the EDTA into your bloodstream, it is much more costly, time-consuming, and requires a medical technician and thus an office visit.
NaturoDoc’s oral EDTA powder is the most cost-effective, convenient way we have found to make the vast benefits of chelation therapy available to all.