Pyroluria

Pyrroles are a normal byproduct of RBC production. However, at times, some individuals produce too many pyrroles which can be measured through urine. Kryptopyrroles have an affinity for zinc and B6, thus depleting the bodies source. This deficiency in B6 and zinc will directly affect the copper levels in the body, because zinc and copper are inversely proportionate.

Low Zinc = High Copper

Copper is very toxic to the body and zinc and B6 are important cofactors for several enzymatic processes. This can lead to an array of symptoms including anxiety, depression, joint pain, and gut issues.

It has been said, there is no direct link between Pyrrole disorder and MTHFR. However, it will affect the overall methylation status because B6 and zinc are vital to some methylation/demethylation enzymes. Also, it has been shown that copper can also inhibit some of these enzymes.

Our recommendation is to consider the testing for Pyrrole disorder. The treatment will be directed at maintaining proper zinc and B6 levels which in turn will lower the copper toxicity. This must be done cautiously and, in my opinion, with guidance as to avoid excessive copper dumping.

If you are interested in testing for Pyrrole disorder, we recommend a few tests: serum, zinc, and ceruloplasm to allow us to measure the percentage of unbound and bound copper.

Dr. Michael Veselak, D.C.

Dr. Michael Veselak, D.C. has been practicing Chiropractic care in Camarillo, California for over 33 years. Throughout his experience, Dr. Veselak has recognized the importance of treating each patient based on their condition rather than their symptoms. In recent years, Dr. Michael Veselak has become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, allowing him to evaluate each patient neurologically and metabolically, as well as from a chiropractic standpoint. In doing so, Dr. Veselak has seen tremendous success in his patients suffering from chronic conditions such as Peripheral Neuropathy, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Problems, and Thyroid Disorders. Using state-of-the-art technology, such a Cold Laser, Hako-Med, Spinal Decompression, Vibration Therapy and Brain-based exercises, Dr. Michael Veselak has witnessed profound effects with various chronic conditions. It is his mission to leave no stone unturned in getting to the root cause of your pain, rather than merely treating the symptoms with medications. If you or someone you know is suffering from a chronic condition, please contact Dr. Michael Veselak at (805) 482-0723.

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