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EDTA Chelation IV Therapy

Chelation therapy is a medical treatment that uses chelating agents to remove heavy metals from the body. This type of therapy is often used to treat cases of heavy metal poisoning, such as from lead or arsenic. In chelation IV therapy, the chelating agent is injected into the person’s bloodstream, where it binds to the heavy metals and helps to remove them from the body. This treatment can be effective at reducing the harmful effects of heavy metal poisoning, but it can also have some side effects and should only be used under the guidance of a qualified healthcare provider. 

Chelation therapy has long been used as a treatment for mercury and lead poisoning, but it isn’t a proven treatment for heart disease.

Expect each chelation IV treatment to take approximately 30-45 minutes. Multiple treatments are recommended for best results. Speak to our healthcare practitioners about the best protocol for your specific condition. 

IV Chelation by Dr. Ugalde, MD

Dr Jeff Ugalde Anti-Aging Costa Rica at Momentum

Jeff Ugalde, M.D.

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Dr. Jeff Ugalde Anti-Aging Costa Rica

Dr. Ugalde is experienced in EDTA Chelation IV therapy for the removal of heavy metals. He is board-certified in Anti-Aging Medicine by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M).

How many Treatments are Required for Heavy Metals?

The number of chelation treatments needed for heavy metal poisoning can vary depending on the individual case and the specific type of heavy metal involved. In general, most people with heavy metal poisoning will need to undergo multiple rounds of chelation therapy, with each treatment lasting several hours. The exact number of treatments needed can vary depending on the severity of the poisoning and the person’s overall health. It’s important to work closely with a healthcare provider to determine the best course of treatment for your specific situation.

Does Chelation Therapy Treat Heart Disease?

There is some evidence to suggest that chelation therapy may be effective at treating certain types of heart disease, such as coronary artery disease. In these cases, the chelating agent is typically used to remove calcium and other minerals that have built up in the arteries, which can help to improve blood flow and reduce the risk of heart attacks and other complications. However, the effectiveness of chelation therapy for heart disease is still a subject of debate, and more research is needed to fully understand its potential benefits and risks. It’s important to discuss all of your options with a healthcare provider before deciding on a treatment plan.

IV Chelation Therapy Cost

The price for IV Chelation Therapy in Costa Rica varies depending on the following factors. The availability of the ingredients (EDTA), and the number of treatments. In some cases a series of weekly Chelation IV sessions are necessary. When that is the case, multiple session discounts are applied. Generally speaking, one can expect Chelation IV therapy to cost approximately $120-$150 per session. Each IV session will last approximately 1/2 hour. 

Optimal Dosage of a Chelation IV

The dosage depends on the purpose (iron, lead, mercury, etc.). It may also depend on the overall health status of the patient. Are there kidney problems or other conditions that would warrant a modification from the normal dosage?

Typically, an otherwise healthy patient will receive the maximum recommended dose for the type of metal toxicity observed. However, the doctor will determine if there are any health concerns that would require a lesser dose. 

Some patients request chelation therapy for atherosclerosis. This is still under debate and no approved therapy for Chelation IV therapy has been approved or suggested except by alternative health care practitioners. Since Chelation IV therapy is considered safe in healthy patients, those seeking treatment for atherosclerosis-related conditions can meet with the doctor to discuss this alternative therapy. 

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