Heavy Metal Toxicity

Live Well Wellness Center

Integrative Medical Center located in Chandler, AZ

Exposure to environmental toxins like heavy metals has become much more prevalent in modern society. Due to additives in our food and daily exposures to chemicals, solvents and pesticides, heavy metal toxicity has become one of the many things that we treat at Live Well Wellness Center. Heavy Metal Toxicity can cause a wide array of symptoms depending on what metals are most prevalent in our bodies, and without chelation, it is very hard to be eradicated. Schedule an appointment with one of the providers at Live Well Wellness Center if you think that heavy metal toxicity may be contributing to your symptoms.

    Heavy Metal Toxicity Q&A

    Symptoms of Heavy Metal Toxicity?

    Symptoms vary by person and what heavy metals are most prevalent in our bodies. Some of the most common toxicities include:

    Mercury Toxicity—irritability, anxiety, depression, autoimmune diseases, insomnia, fatigue, memory loss/brain fog

    Lead Toxicity—developmental disorders, headache, neuropathy, tremors, pain, fatigue

    Cadmium Toxicity—kidney disease, bone loss, neuropathy, memory loss/brain fog, fatigue

    Testing for Heavy Metals?

    The testing we do most frequently at Live Well Wellness Center is urinary heavy metal testing. Two tests are ordered and our patients collect their urine prior to taking a chelating agent (called a “Pre Test”) and then after taking a chelating agent (called “Post Test). The Pre Test tells us about your current exposures to heavy metals, while the Post Test tells us about the overall heavy metal load in you organs, bones and brain.

    Testing to ensure liver and kidney function is always assessed to make sure that treatment can be tolerated. Your provider will also always make sure that your thyroid, adrenals, gut and hormones are ideal to make treatment more effective and to help with symptom improvement during treatment.

    Heavy Metal Toxicity Treatment

    Treatment is individualized per patient but often includes a combination of oral and/or IV chelation depending what heavy metals come back high on the labs. In addition, IV nutritional therapy and nutritional supplement protocols will be given to ensure that minerals and vitamins are not depleted during chelation. Diet and lifestyle is also discussed to help optimize your treatment protocol.