It's a daunting task for anyone trying to determine whether or not they have Pyroluria. There are an enormous amount of potential signs, symptoms, family history and health conditions associated with Pyroluria. Theses signs and symptoms are so varied because of the many important and essential roles that zinc, vitamin B6, biotin and Gamma Linolenic Acid play within the body. For more information on conditions associated with these nutritional deficiencies, please visit Health Conditions in our Pyroluria Free Resources section.
To add to the confusion surrounding Pyroluria, one person may have many of the signs, symptoms or conditions listed below, but not suffer from Pyroluria. Their problems may be as a result of low zinc, low vitamin B6, low biotin or low Gamma Linolenic Acid. Whereas someone else may only have only a handful of symptoms, but suffer from full blown Pyroluria.
We recommend that if you suffer from at least 8-10 of the signs, symptoms or conditions listed, or there is a family history, that you organize a Pyroluria Test to confirm a diagnosis;
Genetic Pyroluria may be an issue if any parent, grandparent, great-grandparent, aunt, uncle, great aunt, great uncle or sibling suffers from Pyroluria. If there has been no diagnosis in previous generations, but there is a history of illness as listed below, then undiagnosed Pyroluria may run in the family tree.
As you can see there is a multitude of signs, symptoms and health conditions associated with Pyroluria. Signs and symptoms give a good indication of Pyroluria but are not necessarily a diagnosis for it. They may be merely a sign of zinc, vitamin B6 or biotin deficiency. The only way to be sure someone is suffering from Pyroluria is by organizing a Pyroluria Test. The Pyroluria Test is the only test that accurately diagnoses Pyroluria.