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Oral Chelation vs Intravenous
Posted by: Rowland
Date: January 21, 2002 6:37 PM

I have been taking oral chelation for a couple of years after having bypass heart surgery and a moderate stroke as a result of this surgery. I am feeling just fine (now 74 years old) and my stroke deficits continue to improve. Having read your web site (which is really terrific), I would like to know the relative benefits of oral chelation vs. intravenous.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at November 12, 2007 2:33 AM by Dr. Kennedy.

RE: Oral Chelation vs Intravenous
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: January 21, 2002 11:58 PM

Of course one does feel well until the next stroke when that changes dramatically. Having one stroke increases chances of having another many fold. If I had a history of stroke I would settle for nothing other than a course of IV chelation therapy and then maintenance treatments. The reason I say that is that in 15 years of giving IV chelation therapy, not one of my patients who has taken the treatment and followed up with maintenance treatments has had a stroke or heart attack. We are talking about hundreds of people. So, I feel confident in saying that there is a tremendous protective effect in IV chelation therapy. When people speak of "oral chelation," often they are referring to something other than chelation - usually a Mickey Mouse preparation with anti-oxidants. To qualify as chelation there must be a chelating agent and the one we use for IV chelation (EDTA) is very poorly absorbed orally. There are people out there taking oral chelation, but I have heard of several who have died of vascular disease while doing that (one was a prominent chelation therapist here in California, Ross Gordon, M.D. who was on an oral chelation jag).

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at November 12, 2007 2:26 AM by Dr. Kennedy.

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