Vitiligo is a type of chronic skin disorder, where the skin loses its colour gradually due to the destruction of melanocytes. Melanocytes are the pigment-forming cells which give our skin its colour and when they get damaged, they stop functioning due to which skin loses its natural colour and white patches develop on the skin. Both sides of the body get affected by it and the areas that are exposed to the sun are more prone to this condition like hands, arms, face and others. The hair presents on the affected areas also turs into white colour. In a few cases, the skin inside the mouth and nose also turn into white colour. Despite the fact that it affects people of all skin types, it is more noticeable in dark skinned people. Even though vitiligo is not life threatening disorder, controlling it is very important as the white patches developed on the skin may be embarrassing and can trigger stress and depression.
Causative factors of Vitiligo
Exact cause of vitiligo is not clear, but it is believed to be an auto immune disorder where the body’s own defense system attacks its own healthy cells and destroys them. Below are few risk factors which are said to trigger the risk of vitiligo.
- Excess exposure to the sun
- Vitamin Deficiency
- Exposure to chemicals
- Skin cancers
Symptoms of Vitiligo
Visibility of white patches on skin is considered to be the major symptom of vitiligo. The skin inside the mouth and nose also becomes white and the hair present on the affected areas also turns into white colour.
Types of Vitiligo
Vitiligo is broadly classified into two types namely
- Segmental vitiligo- In this type of vitiligo, only one side of the body gets affected. This condition often begins in young age, grows for a year or two and later stops spreading to other organs. Homeopathy treatment for vitiligo works very effectively and also controls the spreading of the white patches.
- Non-segmental vitiligo- This type affects both sides of the body and de-pigmentation affects larger areas of the body. This type is very common and seen in most of the people. Non-segmental vitiligo homeopathy treatment works successfully in controlling further spreading of the diseases.
How does Homeopathy treatment control Vitiligo
Homeopathy treatment for vitiligo is highly recommended, as it not just controls spreading of white patches in long run, but also lightens the patch color by enhancing natural melanocytes formation. Homeopathy vitiligo remedies are natural and work by correcting the roots of the condition and these are safe and absolutely free from side effects. As homeopathy follows a personalized approach, most effective remedies are prescribed based on the individual’s symptoms and severity of the condition. Milder cases of Vitiligo can be controlled excellently with homeopathy, whereas in moderate to severe cases, spreading of Vitiligo can be controlled effectively and people can even expect partial colour formation. As Vitiligo is a chronic condition, the exact duration of the treatment cannot be predicted. Treatment duration mainly depends on the severity and health condition of each and every individual and hence the time period also differs for each person.