Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a widely done procedure for various cardiac disorders.It involves taking a graft from normal artery or vein, and grafting it to the blocked artery. It is done treat coronary artery disease.
However, a few individuals do not prefer to go through a surgical procedure.
Good news !!
There is a non-surgical alternative to CABG, and it has been used for several years. This is known as chelation therapy. Also known as artery clearance therapy.
What is chelation therapy?
Chelation therapy is based on a chemical process that removes toxic metals and minerals from our body. It involves attachment with mineral and heavy metals like lead, arsenic, cadmium, copper, iron etc. A substance called EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid), a water soluble amino acid, is used to chelate with the heavy metals and lead to detoxification of the body. This aids in treating coronary heart disease treatment.
How chelation therapy works?
Coronary artery disease, also known as atherosclerosis is caused by deposition of cholesterol along the walls of the arteries. The cholesterol combines with fat and calcium forming plaques. This leads to obstruction of the vessels. Edta works in the following way:
It is used in treating metal poisoning including mercury, iron, arsenic, lead uranium etc.
It may also be used to treat diseases like sickle-cell disease and thalassemia.
Moreover, it is used as an antioxidant by reducing the production of free radicals and lower down their negative effect.
Chelation therapy is also reported to be used for Alzheimer's disease.
However, chelation therapy must be done very carefully under controlled circumstances.
Cost of chelation therapy
The cost may vary from USD 75 to 125. Since people take several session over months, the cost may go upto USD 5000.