Mauve Factor, Pyroluria or Pyrrole Disorder are three different names used for the same genetic condition.
This condition, which causes anxiety and depression, usually begins in the late teens and lasts a lifetime.
Its degree of severity is very much influenced by stress and is often triggered by a traumatic event like the death of a loved one, moving away from family or even school exams.
There is usually a family history of mental health conditions and addictions.
What causes Mauve Factor?
Mauve Factor is a blood disorder whereby cells, called kryptopyrroles, multiply too rapidly during the process of haemoglobin production. This blocks the receptor sites for Vitamin B6 and zinc and causes severe deficiencies to develop. The lack of these vital nutrients directly affects brain chemistry and psychological health.
Mauve Factor has only been recognised as a medical condition for about 10 years and as such is not well known among health practitioners.
Patients are often prescribed medications such as SSRI’s (Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) and antipsychotics. They tend not to respond well to medications but do show improvement with nutrient therapy.
People with Mauve Factor usually have a family history of:
- severe depression
- bi-polar and sometimes
- DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder also known as multiple personality disorder)
Stress is a major trigger.
Signs and Symptoms of Pyroluria (Mauve Factor)
- Digestive conditions
For best results, consider a holistic approach that integrates several strategies to reduce stress by addressing biochemical, physiological, energetic, emotional and/or spiritual imbalances.
Functional Medicine Treatment for Pyroluria
Functional Medicine doctors and healthcare practitioners use treatments that include Diet, Nutrition and Detoxification.
It is recommended that a qualified practitioner be consulted in order to assess symptoms, take a case history and:
- Test for zinc, magnesium and B6 levels
- Screen for food sensitivities and allergies
- Improve gastro intestinal health to support the vegas nerve and brain and immune function
- Support neurotransmitter function
- Supply fat soluble nutrients for brain structure and function
- Reduce toxicity and heavy metal accumulation
- Eliminate bacteria, yeast, viruses and parasites to reduce immune response and nutritional deficiencies that can disrupt brain development and function
- Address nutritional deficiencies and supplement with essential nutrients
- Regulate blood glucose and establish healthy eating habits
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Where can I find a certified practitioner?Finding a well-trained Integrative and/or Functional practitioner requires research but is a vital step in treating complex and chronic illness.
Below are links to lists of practitioners worldwide. We recommend you research the scope, expertise and experience of any practitioners you are considering.
U.S. & GlobalInstitute of Functional Medicine
Integrative Medicine for Mental Health
Medical Academy of Paediatric Special Needs (MAPS)
Australia & New ZealandMindd Foundation
The Australian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine (ACNEM)
UKThe British Society for Ecological Medicine
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