Neurobehavioral disorders are often associated with elevated levels of Kryptopyrroluria. It is a genetic blood disorder and a chemical imbalance that blocks receptor sites to such nutrients as Zinc, and B6 (P5P) as well as Biotin, Omega 6 GLA (Gamma-Linolenic Acid) and others. The onset normally occurs during the late teens and may continue throughout one's life. Favorable conditions triggering this disorder are environmental toxicity, chronic infection (Lyme), genetic predispositions (alcoholism, Bipolar), trauma or traumatic incidences, prolonged stress, oxidative stress or chronic illness. At least 50% of teens with autism develop Pyroluria. An overproduction of pyrroles (Pyroluria) can results in a zinc deficiency. Zinc is crucial to regulating the immune, the gastrointestinal and hormonal systems; but a deficiency can lead to chronic immunodeficiency and frequent infections. Some common symptoms of Pyroluria are high anxiety, frequent mood swings, poor coping skills, poor anger control, frequent anger and rages, insomnia, increased sensitivity to sound, lights, smell, and touch, seizures, poor short term memory, poor tolerance of physical and emotional stress, food and environmental allergies, and hyperactivity to name a few. Following the work of William Walsh PhD (Pfeiffer Center), a nutrient correction protocol can attenuate symptoms and control the disorder.
The Klinghardt Academy (Pyroluria)
Description: Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, provides a complete comprehensive overview of Kreptopyroluria and HemoPyrrolLactamUria (HPU).
Description: It is believed to be a factor in larger percentages of people with anxiety, depression, ADHD, alcoholism, autism, and schizophrenia are pyroluric. This site gives testimony to the importance of treating it.
Grow Youthful at Any Age – Pyroluria
Description: This site contains diagnoses, causes, conditions, symptoms as well as consequences of Pyroluria. In addition, remedies and treatments are offered.
Dr. Jeremy E. Kaslow, MD, FACP, FACAAI, dr.glaskow.com, Pyroluria
Description: Dr. Kaslow is a Board Certified Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology and Internal Medicine physician with a focus on functional and integrative health. This website provides information specific to Pyroluria, as well as to a variety of other conditions that patients with autism face.
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Forum/Blog Name: Pyroluria Support
Description: This Facebook group provides support and information regarding Pyroluria.
Forum/Blog Name: Pyroluria
Description: Pyroluria is a chemical imbalance. Virtually not known to conventional medicine it can cause very serious symptoms. You can find more useful information in the FILES section of this group.
Forum/Blog Name: Baby Center Community
Description: Pyroluria - 50% of autistic children.
Forum/Blog Name: Zinc/Copper Balance in Autism/Pyroluria: Dr. Usman
Description: Dr. Norman Schwartz interviews Dr. Anju Usman about Autism and Pyroluria and the zinc/copper ratios in children with ASD.