Heavy Metal Detoxification

Heavy Metal Detoxification

Heavy Metal Detoxification services offered in Suntree, Melbourne, FL

Heavy metals like mercury and lead can cause debilitating problems like hormone imbalance and neurological effects. At the Center for Antiaging Aesthetic and Rejuvenation Medicine PLLC, triple board-certified physician Yale (Yoel) R. Smith, MD, offers testing and heavy metal detoxification in the Suntree neighborhood in Melbourne, Florida. Click the online scheduler or call the office to book your appointment today.

Heavy Metal Detoxification Q&A

What is heavy metal detoxification?

Heavy metal detoxification encompasses treatments that remove toxins and heavy metals like mercury, lead, and bismuth from your body.

What causes heavy metal toxicity? 

You can eat, breathe in, or even absorb heavy metals through your skin because they can be in the air, water, and soil. Some common sources of heavy metal toxicity include: 

  • Silver tooth fillings
  • Food additives
  • Certain medications 
  • Lead-based paint
  • Industrial chemical exposure

Because heavy metals are all over the place, most people have some of them in their bodies. Unfortunately, those heavy metals can start building up and make you quite ill.

When might I need heavy metal detoxification?

You could need heavy metal detoxification if you have symptoms of heavy metal toxicity, such as: 

  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Tingling in your extremities
  • Chills
  • Digestive difficulties
  • Memory lapses
  • Abnormal heartbeat
  • Muscle weakness
  • Headaches
  • Dizzy spells
  • Poor sleep quality
  • Chronic pain

Heavy metal toxicity can lead to hormone imbalance, neurological damage, and even cancer. Your specific symptoms depend on the type of heavy metal and its level in your body. To find out your best type of treatment, you need heavy metal testing.

What is heavy metal testing?

Heavy metal testing involves a urine or blood test. Dr. Smith offers these tests in the office during your initial appointment. In many cases, you’ll have other tests as well. Comprehensive testing can get to the root of your symptoms so you can finally find a customized treatment plan. 

How does heavy metal detoxification work?

Dr. Smith tailors a heavy metal detox plan based on your unique needs. Your treatment may include different approaches that help you flush the heavy metals out of your body. For example, some substances bind to heavy metals to help remove them. 

Some different options may include nutraceuticals, a special detox diet, and peptide therapy. Dr. Smith also treats the problems that heavy metal toxicity causes, including hormone imbalance, with approaches such as hormone replacement therapy.  

If you’re feeling tired, sick, and worn down but aren’t sure why it could be heavy metal toxicity. Get help by calling the Center for Antiaging Aesthetic and Rejuvenation Medicine PLLC now, or you can click the online scheduler at any time.