Vitiligo is the disorder related to one’s skin when it loses its color and results in stains. This ailment can affect the inside of the mouth, other parts of the body and eyes too.
Causes of Vitiligo
Non-production of melanocytes by the melanin-forming cells or their own death is the root cause of Vitiligo. The affected areas become white or lighter in color. Destruction of the melanocytes in the skin by the immune system is behind this disease that may be caused due to family history too. Exposure to industrial chemicals, stress and sunburn are also responsible for Vertigo.
Why does one get Vitiligo
Shortage of melanocytes in the skin is often the cause of Vitiligo that may occur because of sunburn, industrial chemicals or stress. Family history is also the major cause of Vitiligo that affects the skin in adverse manners.
Who gets frequent Vitiligo
People with darker skin are more vulnerable to Vitiligo that affects other people with any type of skin. People under twenty years of age may develop Vitiligo.
Where does one get Vitiligo
Vitiligo affects the human skin that loses its natural color and has stains.
Symptoms of Vitiligo
Loss of skin color is the major symptom of Vitiligo that bears white or light patches due to this disease. The effects are more visible on feet, hands, face, arms and lips etc that are exposed to sun. Color of the skin fades away and patients suffer from premature graying of the hair on the eyelashes, scalp and eyebrows apart from the beard. Inner layer of the eyeball (retina) and tissues inside the mouth and nose also lose their color. Patients have discolored patches around the rectum, genitals, navel and armpits.
Treatment of Vitiligo
Patients suffering from Vitiligo may be required to undergo skin biopsy and blood tests. Doctor may suggest examining the eyes for uveitis by the eye specialists. The patients may be referred to audiologists too for hearing loss or other problems. Use of makeup or self-tanning products may also be suggested. Medications including topical corticosteroid may be helpful to give natural color to the skin. Topical calcipotriene (Dovonex) cream is also good. Ointments with pimecrolimus (calcineurin inhibitors) or tacrolimus are also useful for treatment of Vitiligo. Light therapy, laser therapy and depigmentation may also give effective results for this disease. Tattooing, skin or blister grafting may also be required in certain cases. Doctor should be consulted for any medicine or treatment method.
Role of Ayurveda in treating Vitiligo
Ayurvedic System of Medicine contributes greatly for the patients that suffer from Vitiligo or other diseases. Proper ayurvedic medicines are suggested for the patients that do not get affected in any adverse manners as no harmful components are contained in these medications. Ayurvedic principles are followed to make these medicines that work wonders by giving complete relief to the patients.
Nidanam Health Pack
This native health pack gives effective results for the patients that suffer from Vitiligo. Prepared under the guidance of qualified medical professionals, this medicine is based on the ayurvedic principles. Organic ingredients are used to make this health pack that has benefited large numbers of patients. They are advised to protect the skin from sun, cover the affected skin, avoid tattooing and alcohol & smoke. Rich diets, sufficient quantity of fluids and water are also good.