Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If you have porphyria, be sure to:

  • Know what could trigger symptoms. Talk to your doctor about the type of porphyria you have and become familiar with possible symptom triggers and ways to avoid them.
  • Inform your health care providers. Tell all your health care providers that you have porphyria. This is particularly important if you're having surgery because, in some cases, surgery can trigger porphyria symptoms.
  • Wear a medical information bracelet or necklace. Have information about your condition inscribed on a medical information bracelet or necklace, and always wear it.
May. 07, 2011