Metabolic Disorders & Proliferative Disorders

Metabolic Disorders & Proliferative Disorders

Porphyria

It refers to a cluster of disorders arising from buildup of natural chemicals that produce porphyrin in the body. Porphyrin is crucial for the hemoglobin but high levels of porphyrin can cause significant health issues. Porphyria may be acute or cutaneous.

Cutaneous Porphyria affects the skin and may cause the following symptoms when exposed to the sun:

  • Burning Sensation
  • Redness & Swelling
  • Blisters
  • Excessive hair growth in affected areas
  • Itchiness

What are the risk factors?

  • Exposure to sunlight
  • Physical & emotional Stress
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Recreational Drugs