Vitiligo is a skin disorder where skin loses its color gradually over time. Under this condition, white patches develop on the skin which spreads to other parts like face, hands, neck, skin folding and others. This chronic condition is neither contagious nor dangerous. But, those unpleasant and unsightly white patches affect individual’s physical and emotional health and increase the risk of stress and depression. Though vitiligo is a chronic condition, it can be controlled successfully with Homeopathy treatment.
Most people with vitiligo come with questions like “How does vitiligo start?”, “How to identify vitiligo?”, “Is vitiligo hereditary”? “How does Homeopathy work for Vitiligo?”
Here are answers for all your queries related to vitiligo.
What is Vitiligo and how does it start?
Vitiligo (leucoderma) as discussed above is a chronic skin disorder, where skin tends to lose its natural color due to damaged melanocytes (pigment producing cells). In the beginning stages, vitiligo just starts as a white little patch and later in long run, it spread to other areas of the body. The area where the pigment cells die turns into white color, as they no longer produce melanin. Melanin is the pigment which gives our skin its natural color. Even the hair present on the affected areas also turns to white color. Most distressing part of this condition is that the damage or extent of the color loss is unpredictable. In few cases, vitiligo or white patches can be localized to one particular area and among few others, it may spread to other areas. This condition is mostly seen in people with dark skin complexion and those between age groups 10 to 30 years.
Is Vitiligo Hereditary? What are its causes?
Exact cause of vitiligo is not clear, but hereditary is said to play a crucial role in the development of vitiligo. People with family history of vitiligo are at an increased risk of developing it. Here are few other causes which increase the risk of vitiligo
- Autoimmune disorders like thyroid and others
- High exposure to industrial chemicals
- Deficiency of vitamin B 12, folate, copper and zinc
- Skin cancer
- Stress and anxiety are said to be the triggering factors of vitiligo.
How to identify vitiligo? What are its symptoms?
The most common symptom of vitiligo includes skin whitening or development of smooth white colored patches. The hair present on the affected areas also turns white in color. Unlike other skin disorders, vitiligo does not have any signs and discomforts like itching and burning sensation.
How Homeopathy treats Vitiligo?
Homeopathy works very effectively in case of vitiligo. Homeopathy treatment for vitiligo is prescribed based on the symptoms and careful examination of individuals overall health condition. Natural remedies of homeopathy not just aim to suppress the symptoms but work by correcting the roots of the problem. Homeocare International offers constitutional homeopathy treatment for vitiligo and treats it by stimulating formation and functioning of melanocytes. Vitiligo treatment at Homeocare International is based on personalization theory and hence is safe and side effects free.