Pyroluria is a genetically acquired chemical imbalance in the body in which the body is producing large numbers of pyrroles. The pyrroles is a chemical that has five-membered aromatic rings. The pyrrole is the byproduct of hemoglobin synthesis.

Symptoms of Pyroluria:

Those people who suffer from pyroluria exhibit a wide range of cognitive, emotional and physical symptoms. Here are the most common symptoms of pyroluria:

  • Sweet or fruity-smelling breath and sweat
  • Retracted gums
  • Crowded teeth and poor quality of the tooth enamel
  • Fatigue
  • Allergies
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Nausea, motion sickness
  • White flecks on the fingernails
  • Pale complexion, inability to tan
  • Low tolerance for protein – tend to favor vegetarian diets
  • Poor appetite, especially in the morning
  • Frequent infections
  • Frequent joint pain
  • Emotionally instability, explosive temper
  • Behavioral problems (especially in children and teenagers), such as defiant/oppositional disorder
  • Antisocial behavior
  • Low tolerance for stress
  • Poor dream recall
  • Alcoholism
  • Depression
  • Anxiety (including panic attacks)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Schizophrenia

Causes of Pyroluria:

The driving and causative factors which exacerbate the pyroluria can vary from one person to another. There are many studies in which are said that the pyroluria falls in one of two categories – lifestyle generated and genetic (this means it runs in the family). The underlying factors which cause, drive or worsen the pyroluria are the same no matter what type of pyroluria people have. Here are some of the most common causes of pyroluria:

  • Stress
  • Recreational drugs
  • Poor digestive health
  • Poor diet
  • Prescription medication
  • Oxidative stress
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Heavy metal exposure
  • Dysbiosis/Candida
  • Cigarette exposure
  • Chemical exposure
  • Alcohol

There are some studies in which are said that improving the diet, repairing conditions like leaky gut syndrome and reducing the exposure to chemicals can help in a long way to reverse the pyroluria for many sufferers.

Here are some conditions which are associated with pyroluria:

  • Violent offenders
  • Tourettes Syndrome
  • Substance abuse
  • Schizophrenia chronic
  • Schizophrenia acute
  • Post natal depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Neurosis/Neurotic
  • Manic depression
  • Learning difficulties
  • Epilepsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Depression
  • Criminal behavior
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Autism
  • Asperger’s syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Allergies
  • Alcoholism
  • Acute intermittent porphyria
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