Neuropathy and Heavy Metal Testing


Neuropathy and Heavy Metal Testing


Neuropathy…it starts as a tingling sensation, very much like the feeling you get when you have been sitting awkwardly. Pins and needles down the leg, into the feet, in some cases down the arm and into the hands. Along with the tingling sensation can come numbness and an alteration in the sense of touch.


This collection of symptoms is known as “neuropathy.” It occurs in damaged nerves that are firing in an irregular manner and causing life-altering symptoms. In some cases the symptoms can escalate to include burning and intolerable pain.


It’s alarming, and the cause for this syndrome is not well understood.



Diabetics are prone toward neuropathy, but they aren’t alone.


It is felt to be a consequence of inflammatory damage to nerves. In some cases, it is accompanied by compromised microscopic circulation that leads to a corrosion of the protective covering of the nerves. Think of it like frayed wires that have been exposed causing short-circuiting.


This nightmare cluster of symptoms not only defies an accurate diagnosis but defies medical treatment. There is no cure for it in the medical realm. There are drug therapies that can help blunt the symptoms, but they come at a high price of side effects including brain fog, fatigue, and weight gain.


Lead is a heavy-metal that is extraordinarily toxic toward brain cells and neurons.


It is so pervasive that it cannot be avoided. We all absorb it every day, and it gradually accumulates in our bones and our tissue. In some cases, often when combined with other factors, a tipping point occurs and symptoms become appear. In the face of neuropathy, it makes sense to diminish all known damaging toxins that can corrode the health of your nerves.


Obtaining a test for lead requires more than just a blood sample.



Since most of the lead is stored in the bone and other tissue, it must be pulled out through a process known as “provocation.” A provocative heavy-metal test consists of an intravenous infusion of calcium EDTA. This safe and painless substance can pull lead out of its hiding places where it can be tested in a urine sample. Once you know what you’re dealing with, a treatment plan can be implemented to lower the lead that has accumulated in your body.


Chelation therapy gives neuropathy a 1 – 2 punch by reducing lead and neutralizing free radicals. All that, without drug side effects!

– Dr. Petteruti


Chelation therapy is frequently recommended for people struggling with numb, tingling, burning, neuropathic symptoms. Not only can it reduce heavy metals such as lead, but it infuses the body with abundant antioxidants. Free radicals are felt to be contributors to neuropathy.


Left untreated, neuropathy tends to be a lifelong condition that often progresses. It simply makes sense to reduce any known toxic contributor to nerve damage.



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