What Causes Pyroluria?

by Greg Newson May 05, 2017 0 Comments

What Causes Pyroluria?

Why Do I Have Pyroluria?

A commonly asked question that I often hear in clinic is "How did I get Pyroluria?" or "What causes Pyroluria?" Many practitioners believe that Pyroluria or Pyrrole Disorder is caused by genetic factors and this may be true for some Pyroluria Sufferers. However, with over 12 years of clinical experience in treating Pyroluria I have found that nearly 65% of patients who have Pyroluria suffer from ‘Lifestyle Generated Pyroluria’ and not 'Genetic Pyroluria'. 

What's the difference between Genetic Pyroluria and Lifestyle Generated Pyroluria?

Genetic Pyroluria is caused by a fault in the genes and is passed down from one generation to the next. Lifestyle Generated Pyroluria is caused by a variety of lifestyle factors and underlying health issues.

Common Causes of Lifestyle Generated Pyroluria

Candida Inflammation
Chemical exposure Insufficient Liver Detoxification
Drugs Leaky Gut Syndrome
Dysbiosis Nutritional Deficiencies
Excessive Alcohol Oxidative Stress
Food Allergies Poor Dietary Habits
Heavy Metal Toxicity SIBO
Inadequate Digestive Function Stress

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Interestingly, we find that 100% of Pyroluria sufferers, regardless of whether they have Genetic or Lifestyle Generated Pyroluria, show dramatic improvements in their symptoms when they take the necessary steps to rectify the underlying causes or factors that exacerbate Pyroluria. In many cases people who initially tested positive for Pyroluria, test negative or borderline on subsequent tests once these underlying issues have been addressed.

Treating the underlying causes of Pyroluria is a more comprehensive strategy, which treats the body as a whole, rather than taking long term nutritional supplementation. Certainly nutritional supplements are essential in the early stages of any Pyroluria treatment protocol, as they are required to rectify the underlying nutritional deficiencies and imbalances. However, the down side with long term supplementation, besides the expense, is that the supplements can cause reduced levels of other nutrients, in particular copper, manganese and iron. This in itself can can lead to other types of diseases or health problems and it leaves the underlying causes or factors are left untreated. 

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The information provided here is of a general nature intended for educational purposes only. We make no claims to diagnose, treat, prevent, alleviate or cure illnesses or diseases with any information or product stated. With any health issue we suggest you consult your healthcare professional before undertaking any health treatment.

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Greg Newson
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Greg Newson is a qualified Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist and Health Enthusiast who is passionate about wellness and dedicated in educating people of the enormous potential of natural medicine.