A metal toxicity test is just one of the services we offer at Balance of Life Clinic, but it’s an important one. Heavy metals are in the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. As those heavy metals accumulate in the body, they can cause a plethora of health problems. Testing your levels of stored toxic metals could be the first step towards a healthier you.
The Problem With Heavy Metals
Heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and metalloid arsenic may be fairly benign in small amounts, but when your body stores too many of those metals, you may experience issues related to damage to your most important organs and systems including your:
- Gastrointestinal systems
- Central nervous system
- Cardiovascular system
When To Get A Metal Toxicity Test
Heavy metal toxicity comes with a range of symptoms that run the gamut from nausea and vomiting to heart problems and anemia. While some people may notice physical changes and report those symptoms, many times heavy metal buildup goes unnoticed until larger issues arise. For that reason, your doctor may order a metal toxicity panel as part of a comprehensive exam. That way, you’ll get a bigger picture of your health and your medical team has more information with which to build a customized treatment plan.
Another reason to get toxic metal testing is if you fall into higher-risk categories due to exposure to:
- Lead-based paint or plumbing
- Amalgam dental fillings
- Contaminated shellfish
- Foods grown in lead-rich soil
- Tobacco smoke
- Household products made with cadmium
Treating Heavy Metal Toxicity
Depending on the results of your testing, we may recommend chelation, a process that helps clear the body of heavy metal toxins. Chelation therapy may include oral medications to support the elimination of mercury, cadmium, arsenic, and calcium-disodium EDTA to help with lead toxicity. We may also suggest making dietary and lifestyle changes to prevent reexposure and help keep your body in balance.
Schedule Your Appointment
At Balance of Life Clinic, we believe in healing patients using a whole-body approach. Whether you’re interested in boosting your body’s overall functionality or seeking help for a specific concern, our team’s proactive approach could be exactly what you need to feel your best. Contact us today at 330-764-4242 to make your appointment.