What is Vitiligo?

Vitiligo is a condition in which skin colour is lost in patches over the body. This occurs as a result of the death or non-functioning of the cells that produce melanin, the pigment that imparts normal colour to skin.

Although Vitiligo can happen to any person, it is more noticeable in dark skinned people

What are the symptoms of Vitiligo?

  • The primary symptom is the presence of white or light patches on the skin, that can first be noticed on the areas that are usually exposed to the sun, such as face, arms and feet.
  • White patches can also be noticed on the insides of the mouth, nostrils and around the orifices of the body.
  • Some people also present with early graying of hair on the scalp, beard and eyebrows.
  • Some patches can show increased coloration of the skin around the edges.

Why does Vitiligo occur?

The exact cause of Vitiligo has still not been established, although research studies have indicated the likelihood of:

  • Immune origin: This is the likeliest of causes wherein the body’s own immune cells fight and destroy the melanin-producing cells of the skin resulting in patches of vitiligo. However, why the immune system reacts in this way is still not clear.
  • Thyroid disease: Both, underactive as well as overactive thyroid disorders have shown association with white patches on the skin. help to maintain the integrity of the mucosal layer in the stomach, and when this is stopped, the mucosal layer is liable to be damaged.
  • Heredity: Studies have often found a history of Vitiligo in the family of the affected person.
  • Triggers: Emotional stress, exposure to chemicals or the sun can also precipitate Vitiligo.

How does Homeopathy work in Vitiligo?

Homeopathy works right from the very basic level of the human being- the immune system. The medicines given specifically target to achieve better immunity and thus better response of the body in fighting diseases.

Vitiligo is an immune-related disease in which the immune system goes into overdrive and begins killing its own cells. Homeopathy brings this hyper-immune state to optimum levels without suppressing it.

Treatment with Homeopathy ensures a more permanent recovery from the effects of Vitiligo.

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