Heavy metal toxicity describes a condition which exists when a person has very high levels of heavy metals in their body and the metal build-up is causing toxicity to occur. Sometimes the person will show signs of a seemingly disrelated health condition, such as a degenerative disease, chronic fatigue, memory loss, hypothyroidism or depression. However, heavy metal toxicity symptoms are so varied it is often hard to pinpoint metals as the root cause of the condition.
This conditions takes root when the body is exposed to metals such as aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury but is unable to effectively eliminate them from the body, so a build-up occurs. This in turn disrupts the normal biochemical process in the body and can lead to toxicity symptoms.
List of Heavy Metal Symptoms
Heavy metal poisoning symptoms are many and varied and include:
- Lack of energy
- Poor circulation
- High blood pressure
- Unexplained aches and pains
- Cold hands and feet
- Digestive problems
- Frequent colds and flus
- Loss of memory
- Metallic taste in mouth
- Mood swings
- Night sweats
- Skin problems
- Sore or receding gums
How Heavy Metal Toxicity Can Be Misdiagnosed
Metal toxicity symptoms are very varied and unless a practitioner is really informed about the threat to health which it poses, heavy metal toxicity may be misdiagnosed. Metal poisoning symptoms may mimic conditions such as brain fog, autism, chronic fatigue and multiple sclerosis and very often these symptoms are misdiagnosed as incurable chronic conditions.
Testing for heavy metals can be done by testing samples of either hair, stool or urine. LifeWorks Wellness Center offers testing for heavy metals which involves collecting a urine sample over six hours after being given one dose of chelation therapy, which is administered to speed up the excretion of the metals. Testing for heavy metals using a urine test will reveal the amount of metal being excreted by the patient, which in turn denotes the likely levels of that metal in their body.
What are the Treatment Options?
Before evaluating potential treatment options it is important to find out what your heavy metal levels are. At LifeWorks Wellness Center, a urine analysis is done to establish the levels present in a patient’s body. When the test results are known, the practitioner will advise what treatment options are available. The preferred protocol at LifeWorks is chelation therapy.
Chelation therapy involves getting EDTA by IV drip, along with vitamin C, B complex, Magnesium and specific homeopathics. Normally the practitioner will recommend treatments 2-3 times per week for a total of 10 and then re-evaluate to see if more are needed. Each treatment takes between 30-40 minutes to deliver.
Get Tested for Heavy Metals
Lifeworks Wellness Center is long recognized as one of the foremost natural health clinics in the US. At our Tampa Bay, Florida alternative medicine office we have been offering treatment for patients displaying symptoms of heavy metal toxicity for a long time and many of our patients have benefitted from it. Our patients fly in from all over the world because they simply can’t find clinics offering tests for heavy metals where they live.
We have helped many patients regain their health and we would love to help you, too. To become a patient, or for more information, feel free to call our New Patient Coordinator at (727) 466-6789 or simply submit an online web form with your request.
*Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary based on a patient's medical history and other factors.