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 that 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 present on the affected areas also turns into white colour. In a few cases, the skin inside the mouth and nose also turn into white colour. Although it affects people of all skin types, it is more noticeable in dark-skinned people.
Even though it is not a life-threatening disorder, controlling it is very important as the white patches that develop on the skin may be embarrassing and can trigger stress and depression.
The exact cause of vitiligo is not clear, but it is believed to be an autoimmune disorder where the body’s own defense system attacks its own healthy cells and destroys them.
Below are few risk factors or causes which are said to trigger the risk of this condition.
- Genetics/ Heredity
- Excess exposure to the sun/ sun burn
- Vitamin Deficiency
- Exposure to chemicals
- Skin cancers
Symptoms of Vitiligo
Visibility of white patches on skin is considered to be the major symptom of this skin disorder. The skin inside the mouth and nose also becomes white and the hair present on the affected areas also turns into white colour.
People with this skin condition suffer from low self-esteem and depression. In the long run people also experience inflammation or swelling in the eyes and ears. People with this chronic condition are more prone to develop several other auto immune disorders as well.
Types of Vitiligo
It is broadly classified into two types namely
- Segmental vitiligo- In this type, only one side of the body gets affected. This condition often begins at a young age, grows for a year or two and later stops spreading to other organs. Homeopathy treatment works very effectively for this skin disorder 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 people. For this type, homeopathy treatment works successfully in controlling the further spreading of the diseases.
People suffering with this condition should follow few skin care tips like avoiding exposure to sun, using sun screen, seeking shade, wearing clothes to protect their skin from sun, avoiding Tattoos, avoid tanning and leading a healthy lifestyle.
Best Homeopathy treatment for Vitiligo
Homeopathy treatment for vitiligo is highly recommended, as it not just controls the spreading of white patches in long run, but also lightens the patch colour by enhancing natural melanocytes formation. Homeopathy remedies are natural and work by correcting the roots of the condition and these are safe and absolutely free from side effects.
Homeopathy for Vitiligo treatment follows a personalized approach, most effective remedies are prescribed based on the individual’s symptoms and severity of the condition. Milder cases can be controlled excellently with homeopathy, whereas in moderate to severe cases, spreading of the patches can be controlled effectively and people can even expect partial colour formation.
This is a chronic condition, the exact duration of the treatment cannot be predicted. Treatment duration mainly depends on the severity and health condition of every individual and hence the time period also differs for each person.