One day you may suddenly notice little white spots on your face and other parts like hands and others and assume them to be some normal patches which might disappear on its own and tend to neglect them. But later when you suddenly notice that they are spreading to other parts of the body, then you get panicked. Development of these white patches is mainly due to a skin condition called Vitiligo. Though it is a chronic skin disorder, it can be treated effectively with Homeopathy.
Homeopathy treatment for vitiligo works by stimulating the functioning of melanocytes.
Here is what all we need to know about vitiligo, its causes, symptoms and how homeopathy treatment for vitiligo works.
What exactly is this Vitiligo?
Vitiligo also called as Leucoderma is a skin disorder where in white colored patches are developed on the skin. These white patches are mainly caused due to the destruction of melanocytes (pigment producing cells). When these melanocytes get destroyed, they no longer produce melanin and the skin tends to lose its colour. Vitiligo is a chronic condition where not just the colour of the skin gets affected but the hair present in the affected areas also turns white. People of all skin types get affected by vitiligo but is more visible in people with dark skin complexion. Vitiligo commonly attacks areas like face, neck, hands, scalp, skin folds, mouth and inside the mouth. In rare cases, it also affects the whole body.
Even though vitiligo is not a serious condition and is also not contagious, but it can affect individuals physically as well as mentally. Most of the people suffering from vitiligo feel depressed and overly stressed due to their looks.
Causes of vitiligo
The precise cause of vitiligo is not clear yet, but it is believed to be an auto immune disorder. Hereditary and genetic factors are also believed to play a crucial role. Few risk factors of vitiligo include
- Few auto immune diseases like Thyroid disorders (hyperthyroidism)
- Exposure to chemicals (industrial chemicals)
- Stress and Anxiety
- Skin cancer