Sodium Versenate or ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid is a type of amino acid made by human beings. And this is administered into the veins. EDTA chelation therapy is used for prevention or treatment of atherosclerosis. But still, it is not proved that it is 100% working. Thus it is still not much recommended.
Do you know that what cost in involved. It is somewhere around 50 to 100 USD. And the duration for which this treatment goes on is nearly 4 hours. And insurance companies do not accept this therapy and so you cannot make any claim. The spending goes from your own pocket.
Some people have been benefited by it. In some cases this therapy has proved to be pain relieving and also in some cases this therapy has improved the flow of blood. In case when chelation therapy is taken up the patient is required to quit smoking and drinking habits. The patient is advised to eat more fruits and green veggies and must keep fatty stuffs at bay. Due to these things it is believed that the better feeling is because of change in lifestyle. And so doctors feel that the better feeling may be because of good habits formed.
EDTA is actually not a very good drug. There are some cons of this drug and it is important to know it. It has been seen that this drug may lead to failure of kidney, renal tubular necrosis. This drug is also believed to lead to blood pressure and some allergic reactions. According to The American Heart Association, it is not proven that it is hundred percent reliable. Thus you must not take up chelation therapy if there are other means of treatment. Think that it is a last resort. And you must use it only if other means of medication and treatment fail.