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What increases your risk for developing vitiligo?

What increases your risk for developing vitiligo?

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Vitiligo is a skin condition in which there is a loss of brown pigment from certain areas of the skin resulting in irregular white spots on those areas. Vitiligo disease is common and does not prefer certain ethnic demographics over the others but obviously it is more visible on darker skin. Vitiligo has affected nearly 1% of the general population and while '1' may seem like a small number, it still encompasses 70 million people (oops!)

Why though?

Vitiligo or leucoderma is an autoimmune disease. This happens when your immune system becomes over-aggressive, attacking the melanocytes responsible for the melanin pigment generation. These melanocytes are either rendered nonfunctional or destroyed altogether. Certain classifications need to be kept in mind to properly understand what we are dealing with.

It's vitiligo! Alright, but what exactly are we looking at?

Depending upon the areas affected, this skin whitening disease is classified. If an individual is experiencing patches only around the mouth and on fingertips, then it is called acrofacial vitiligo. If it happens all over the body then it is known as vitiligo vulgaris. Vitiligo occurring on only one or two points is called focal vitiligo. All the mentioned types belong to non-segmental vitiligo. There is something called segmental vitiligo which may be present since birth in which only happens on one side of the midline of your body and does not cross it.

Conventional treatment

Once it is diagnosed via a biopsy, blood tests or by simply looking at it, we can go about the white spot treatment process after ruling out the thyroid disorders as they can be highly associated. The most common approach is oral medications. These medications tend to pacify the aggressive immune cells, preventing the melanocytes. Another approach is the application of vitiligo creams. These topical creams aim at restoring the skin tone of the affected areas, back to its normal state. Potential side-effects might include burning sensation on the skin, skin thinning, dry skin, itching among others.

One might also go about certain surgery processes like skin grafting, blister grafting and tattooing. In the grafting procedure, a portion of your normal, pigmented skin is removed and attached to the affected areas whereas tattooing aims at adding pigments to said areas. The drawbacks to these are, A: They are expensive and B: if gone wrong, could leave serious marks on your skin. The last thing you want is another skin problem. There is a better alternative you could go for--HOMEOPATHY. Read more.

Vitiligo treatment in homeopathy

Vitiligo treatment in homeopathy has been very successful over the years. People suffering from vitiligo go for homeopathy sooner or later either by following their curiosity, someone else's recommendation or out of frustration because nothing else is working. Regardless of what the reason, the reviews have been nothing but positive. Homeopathy is a healthy method in which no generic medicine is prescribed; rather, customized remedies are given to a particular individual. At Dr Batra's™, vitiligo is treated by eradicating the origin source of the condition. At the onset of the treatment is done with the mind-set of getting long-term relief. If vitiligo is something that's bothering you as well you might want to book an appointment at Dr Batra's™.

Bottom line

Going for a homeopathic medicine for vitiligo is your best bet in the skin gamble. As soon as the first sign is visible, consult a homeopath, do what he says and it is going to be A-OK.

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