Treatment for Gadolinium Deposition Disease

Medical professionals should detect Gadolinium Deposition Disease early. Diagnosis involves checking the presence of gadolinium in a 24-hour urine test. This test allows detection of circulating gadolinium levels as compared to the blood sample. It is important to identify the GBCA agent used during the MRI/MRA. The radiology report will state which was used. This is easy to receive and should be available to the patient.  Then, testing will involve a 24 hour urine test. The test will show a heavy metal panel. Also, blood, hair and nail samples also show heavy metal poisoning including gadolinium.

Treatment for GDD

Treatment for GDD can be costly and expansive. It involves combination of rechelation and immune system modulation. Chelation is a medical process involving administering chelating agents to bond with metal ions to form a more chemically stable compound to safely excrete GBCA from the body. The FDA has not approved this process. The chemicals used in the process are only FDA approved for the removal of lead. Many don’t realize that the process removes important nutrients like calcium and zinc, too.

Plus, research shows that this process doesn’t remove all the gadolinium anyway. Also, symptoms can worsen.

IV Chelation

IV chelation is the strongest approach. The doctor will conduct a urine test to determine the body burden of various toxic substances.  He or she will then determine the appropriate chelating agent(s) and recommend a course of treatment.  Treatments are usually done between one and three times a week for a total of more than 20 sessions. Many people have had 50 treatments. Each treatment costs from $100 to $250 per session, and insurance doesn’t usually cover them. 

Oral Chelation

Oral chelation is usually a pill taken under the advisement of a doctor. Usually, supplements are needed to counteract the removal of good minerals by the chelating agent as it removes the toxic heavy metals. There are also sublingual powders used under the tongue instead of going through the digestive process.

Free Case Evaluation

A gadolinium lawsuit may be an option for patients suffering from gadolinium retention and related complications. Gadolinium, used in dyes to increase the clarity of MRI and MRA scans, can create chemical element retention in the body, Therefore, this increases the risk of gadolinium deposition disease and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. These conditions are accompanied with symptoms that include severe physical pain and cognitive difficulties. Affected patients and their loved ones may be able to file a lawsuit and recover damages.

For more information, contact The Michael Brady Lynch Firm. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We have over 20 years experience helping consumers injured by unsafe products manufactured by large companies.

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