Chelation Therapy Specialist

Vital Health Scores

Integrative Diagnostic & Treatment Center located in Traverse City, MI

Douglas Wigton, DO, is an alternative medicine specialist at Vital Health Scores offering chelation therapy to reduce heavy metal burden and treat vascular disorders related to plaque formation. If you live in or near Traverse City, Michigan, you can learn more about chelation therapy or start treatment by calling the office today or scheduling an appointment online.

Chelation Therapy Q & A

Vital Health Scores

What is chelation therapy?

Chelation therapy is a treatment that removes high levels of toxic metals from your blood, including lead, arsenic, cadmium, aluminum, and mercury. If you have toxic levels of these heavy metals in your blood, you can become very sick.

Dr. Wigton also uses chelation therapy as a treatment to reduce plaque buildup in arteries and improve heart health.

How do I know if I have heavy metal toxicity?

To assess heavy metal toxicity, Dr. Wigton tests your urine. During the test, he challenges your body with chelating agents. These agents grab the heavy metals from your blood and carry them from the body through urine. Next, he tests your urine for the heavy metals.

If your test indicates you have high levels of heavy metals, Dr. Wigton recommends chelation treatment to reduce the toxicity in your body.

What can I expect during chelation therapy?

Chelation therapy for heavy metal toxicity is much like the heavy metal urine test. Dr. Wigton gives you the chelating agent, which takes about three hours to work, to reduce the toxicity in your body.

To get the most benefit, you may need a number of treatments. Dr. Wigton provides a treatment plan to let you know what to expect before you get started.

How does chelation therapy treat vascular disorders?

To improve heart health, Dr. Wigton also offers chelation therapy as a treatment for vascular disorders related to plaque formation. During treatment, Dr. Wigton infuses the chelating agent into your blood. The agent binds to the calcium found in the plaque in your arteries and gets rid of it through your urine.

You may need a series of weekly treatments to improve blood flow in your arteries. Dr. Wigton may recommend an ultrasound of your arteries to assess the changes and adjust your treatment plan.

To keep your arteries healthy following chelation therapy, you and Dr. Wigton collaborate to develop a diet and exercise program to maintain your overall health and well-being.

If you have concerns about heavy metal toxicity or are looking for alternative treatments to improve heart health and vascular disease, call Dr. Douglas Wigton at Vital Health Scores or schedule an appointment online to start your chelation therapy.

*Individual results may vary.