The United Porphyrias Association is proud to work closely with the porphyria experts on the UPA's Scientific Advisory Board and at the Porphyrias Consortium.
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Question: I have Variegate Porphyria – why am I confused during an attack?
Question: Can having tachycardia (fast, irregular heartbeat) due to AHP cause long term health issues? If you have tachycardia from AHP, are there things you can do to protect your heart?
What is the Porphyrias Consortium? Why is it so important? What do they do?
What are enzymes and why they are important in the porphyrias?
Question: Can you recommend a list of specialties for acute porphyria patients, and a list of specialties for cutaneous porphyria patients?
What should a person with Acute Hepatic Porphyria know about homosysteine and is there guidance for patients to follow?
United Porphyrias has received many questions about pain, most related to pain in the Acute Hepatic Porphyrias (AIP, VP, HCP, ADP). This week, we are addressing Pain in Acute Hepatic Porphyria in depth.
Question: My daughter (now age 26) has AIP. How will acute porphyria attacks impact her liver as she ages? She was diagnosed a few years ago and her last attack was several months ago.
Question: I was diagnosed with acute intermittent porphyria about two years ago. I’m always worried about my next attack. What plan should I have in place in the event of another attack? At what point do you think I shouldn’t try to go it alone without help?