Chelation Therapy Specialist

HealthCare Partners Family Medicine

Family Medicine & Alternative Medicine Physicians located in The Villages, FL

Whether from air pollution or contaminated foods, you take in toxic metals that build up in your body and lead to a wide range of health problems. Nelson Kraucak, MD, FAAP, and Gretta Ellis, ARNP, at HealthCare Partners Family Medicine offer chelation therapy, a safe and effective treatment to eliminate toxic metals from your body. Dr. Kraucak also recommends IV nutrition therapy to strengthen your body and restore optimal health. To learn if you have toxic metal exposure that may adversely affect your body, call the office in The Villages, Florida, or schedule an appointment online.

Chelation Therapy Q & A

How does chelation therapy work?

Chelation therapy safely removes toxic metals from your body using chemicals that bind with the metals and carry them out of your body. 

Dr. Kraucak uses EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) and DMPS (2,3 dimercaptopropane sulfonate), which he administers through an intravenous (IV) infusion. Most patients need 20-50 infusions to restore optimal health.

How am I exposed to toxic metals?

Toxic metals are commonly used in agriculture, industry, and technology development. These dangerous metals are found in factory emissions, car exhaust fumes, smoke from cigarettes, vapors from e-cigarettes, and chemicals that pollute the air, water, and ground.

The most common toxic metals are:

  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Iron
  • Aluminum
  • Cadmium
  • Arsenic
  • Nickel

You can absorb toxic metals through your skin, but you only need to breathe polluted air or eat contaminated foods to end up with an overload of heavy metals in your body.

What symptoms develop due to toxic metal poisoning?

Every system in your body can suffer damage from toxic metals. However, the systems most often affected are your nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, and cardiovascular system. Toxic metals also frequently target the kidneys and the musculoskeletal and endocrine systems.

With such a broad impact on your body, toxic metal poisoning can cause many symptoms. These are some of the most common:

  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Heart arrhythmias
  • Memory loss
  • Dizziness
  • Recurring infections
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Tingling or numbness in your extremities

After you undergo chelation to help your body heal and diminish your symptoms, Dr. Kraucak often recommends IV nutrition therapy to promote long-lasting results.

How does IV therapy improve my health?

Whether or not you have chelation therapy, you can benefit from IV therapy, which primarily infuses nutrients. When nutrients are delivered directly into your bloodstream, cells throughout your body rapidly receive a large, therapeutic dose.

You may need this nutritional boost to treat a deficiency, but you’ll also benefit from IV nutrients if you feel fatigued or you need to boost your metabolism. 

Patients who are sick, injured, under stress, or had recent surgery also need IV therapy because their bodies demand extra nutrients to support healing.

The team at HealthCare Partners Family Medicine offers a variety of IV therapies, including:

  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Myers cocktail
  • Glycerophosphocholine
  • Glutathione
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • PK protocol (phospholipids)
  • Vitamin C
  • Super immune nutrients

The team at HealthCare Partners Family Medicine also offers vitamin B12 injections and special IV formulas that target stress, fatigue, colds, flu, and hangovers. 

What other therapies support chelation?

As holistic practitioners, the team at HealthCare Partners Family Medicine offers numerous therapies that support chelation. Colon hydrotherapy, a detoxifying foot bath, and a detox using supplements are just a few examples of treatments that support your health.

If you feel sluggish or have ongoing generic symptoms, call HealthCare Partners Family Medicine or schedule an appointment online.