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Gadolinium Chelation: A Long Unsuccessful Cure

After someone realizes that gadolinium has not left the body, doctors suggest chelation. IV or oral chelation is a long and expensive process. However, as many have realized, it usually does nothing to remove gadolinium. Then, symptoms continue for the rest of the patient’s life.

About GadoliniumGadolinium Chelation

Gadolinium is a chemical element carrying the atomic number 64 and the atomic symbol Gd. Belonging to a group of elements in the periodic table called Lanthanides, the chemical is a rare earth element typically used in microwave applications, color TV tubes, synthetic gemstones, compact discs, and computer memory. The medical community uses this chemical element as an injectable contrast agent when patients undergo magnetic resonance Imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) scans.
Before undergoing an MRI or MRA, a gadolinium contrast agent is injected into the bloodstream and is stored in the blood vessels and abnormal tissue. This is so doctors can easily detect and trace any problems found within the body. Previously, researchers said this chemical element was safe for use in MRIs and MRAs. In fact, the element is very toxic.
The kidney expels the chemical after receiving the injection. However, regardless of kidney health patients can develop complications from the element spreading in the body. Now, researchers think they know how.

Gadolinium Chelation Doesn’t Work

Treatment for gadolinium retention can be expensive and doesn’t always work. Most people need a combination of chelation 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 only for lead removal. Also, 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.

About 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. Medical professionals perform the treatments 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.
Also, a doctor could prescribe a pill for oral chelation. 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.

Chelation After Effects

Many people try for months if not years using chelation therapy to remove enough gadolinium in the body to stop the immune system from attacking itself. Many experience continuously restimulation by the constant passage of substantial amounts of gadolinium in the bloodstream. Experts think the secretion stems from the bones.  However, there is no concrete proof, yet. Instead, those afflicted with gadolinium toxicity must suffer the side effects of gadolinium for the rest of their lives even after expensive gadolinium chelation treatments.

Recover Your Medical Expenses

Free EvaluationA gadolinium lawsuit may be an option for patients suffering from gadolinium retention and related complications. Gadolinium in MRI and MRA scans can create chemical element retention in the body.  Therefore, this increases the risk of gadolinium deposition disease. These conditions are accompanied by 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 also over 20 years of experience helping consumers injured by unsafe products manufactured by large companies.

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