While our bodies need a certain level of iron, an excessive amount can cause all kinds of long-term health problems. Patients Medical (212-794-8800) offers intravenous iron chelation therapy to help restore a healthy iron balance in your body.
Yes, fatigue, weakness, low libido, hair loss, and hyperpigmentation can be symptoms of lots of things, but together they can be a signal that you have too much iron in your body.
Patients Medical can give you in-depth testing to determine your iron levels and issue iron chelation IV therapy so your body can excrete excess iron levels and find its natural balance again.
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✓ Iron Overload ✓
Hemochromatosis is the most common hereditary condition that causes iron overload. Among the acquired conditions that can lead to this issue are chronic or alcohol-related liver disease, hepatitis C, long-term kidney dialysis, and some types of anemia.
As explained in a study published by NIH, in addition to the previously mentioned symptoms, iron overload can also cause high blood sugar levels, arthritis, osteoporosis, and depression. If left untreated, iron overload can cause heart or liver disease, diabetes, hypothyroidism, or pancreatitis.
✓ Iron Chelation IV Therapy ✓
Iron chelation IV therapy is a process of injecting a chelating agent into the bloodstream, which binds to the iron and makes it water soluble so that the body can excrete it through bodily fluids.
Patients Medical offers various chelating agent options for iron chelation IV therapy, such as deferoxamine, deferasirox, and deferiprone. These FDA-approved chelating agents have differing strengths, with deferiprone being more effective at controlling or reducing myocardial iron overload, and deferoxamine more appropriate for hepatic iron overload, which is usually associated with hemochromatosis.
An iron chelation IV therapy session at Patients Medical usually lasts from one to three hours and most patients require 10 to 30 treatments, administered 1-3 times weekly. You'll first undergo comprehensive testing to identify the level of iron in your body and the underlying cause, which your physician will use to determine your unique iron chelation IV therapy plan.
Since chelation IV therapy can also remove essential nutrients like zinc and calcium, Patients Medical can prescribe a holistic nutrition and supplementation plan to restore your body's nutrient balance.
✓ About Patients Medical ✓
Founded in Manhattan in 1974, Patients Medical strives to provide comprehensive care, incorporating cutting-edge techniques and treatments from conventional, naturopathic, and functional medicines. The practice is home to board-certified physicians of varying specializations, such as gynecologists, internists, nutritionists, and family practitioners.
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