Visibility of white colored patches on different areas of the body is mainly due to a skin disorder called Vitiligo. This loss of color may stick to certain sections of the skin or may spread all over the body. There are several misconceptions trolling around vitiligo, few think it is infectious and spread through touch and sharing personal things, whereas few others believe that it is caused due to certain foods and so on. People with Vitiligo undergo a lot of stress and are also more prone to developing depression. Hence it is very crucial to learn few facts about vitiligo, what causes it, what are its symptoms and how homeopathy helps to control it.
|Frequently asked questions|
|Is Vitiligo a skin disorder?|
|Know few facts about Vitiligo|
Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder, where individuals develop milky white colored patches on their skin. This development of white colored patches is mainly caused due to the destruction of melanocytes (also called pigment-forming cells). Melanin is a pigment that gives our skin its natural color and when this melanin stops functioning or die, in that area the skin loses its natural color and develops white colored patches. Though any part of the body can get affected by vitiligo, loss of color is mostly seen in areas which are regularly exposed to the sun like hands, arms, face, and others. It is a frustrating condition and affects individuals physically and psychologically.
What are the causes of Vitiligo?
Destruction or abnormal functioning of melanocytes mainly leads to Vitiligo. What exactly damages these melanocytes is not clear. Here I have mentioned few risk factors which contribute to vitiligo
- Autoimmune disorders
- Thyroid (especially Hyperthyroidism)
- Excess exposure to industrial chemicals
- Vitamin deficiency (B12 deficiency)
- Skin Cancers
Though vitiligo affects people of all races and genders equally, it is more visible in dark-skinned people.
Symptoms of Vitiligo
Visibility of white colored patches on skin is the major symptom of vitiligo. Other than the loss of skin, people also face few other symptoms like
- Premature graying or whitening of hair on the scalp and other affected areas of the skin.
- People also face the loss of color inside their mouth and nose.
- People with vitiligo also develop low self-esteem, anxiety disorders, and depression.
Symptoms and severity of vitiligo vary among different people, very few people with vitiligo also have pain and itchiness.
How Homeopathy controls vitiligo?
Homeopathy treatment for vitiligo is highly recommended, as it goes down to the roots of the problem and works by correcting them. Homeopathy not just controls spreading of white patches but also brings back skin color and lightens the patches in long run. Homeopathy treatment is safe and suitable for people of all age groups as it is natural and side effects free.