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Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder in which special skin cells that produce the pigment melanin in the skin as well as thetissues that line the inside of the mouth, nose, and genital and rectal areas, and the retina of the eyes are destroyed. As a result, white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body. The hair that grows in areas affected by vitiligo may also turn white.
Vitiligo is the most common skin disorder. Now the disease is most prevalent all over the world. his non-infectious skin ailment appears as white patches all over the body,symmetrically or asymmetrically. Vitiligo or Leucoderma islocalized to a part of the skin whereas the vitiligo is a skin disorderin which smooth white areas appear on a person’s skin. Thecondition occurs when the body’s melanocytes are destroyed. Inaddition to the skin, vitiligo can affect the mucous membranes.Eyes, inner ears, and hair. The patient becomes a social stigma.They are humiliated and boycotted socially. This would be really anunfortunate situation for them. If the victim is a woman she is muchdepressed because she has lost her beauty and charm as well andbecomes a victim of humiliation.
What causes vitiligo? Although the causes of vitiligo aren’t completely understood,there are a number of different theories:Auto immune disorder—the effected person’s immune system may develop antibodies that destroy melanocytes.Genetic factors—certain factors that may increase the chance ofgetting vitiligo can be inherited. About 30% of vitiligo cases run infamilies.Neurogenic factors—a substance that is toxic to melanocytesMay be released at nerve endings in the skin.Self-destruction—a defect in the melanocytes causes them to destroy themselves. Vitiligo may also be triggered by certain events, such as sunburns or emotional stress; however, this has not been proven. Because none of the explanations seem to completely account for thecondition, it’s possible that a combination of these factors isresponsible for vitiligo.
What are the types of vitiligo?There are several variations of vitiligo. The most common are:Marginal inflammatory vitiligo—the macules are surroundedby a red, raised border. Usually the border is seen several monthsafter the initial onset of vitiligo.Trachoma vitiligo: an intermediate shade of color appearsbetween the macula and the unaffected skin. Heredity plays amajor role. The disease tends to run in families, most patientshave a relative who suffers from this illness.
Clinically this disease : diabetes mellitus, thyroiddisorders, endocrine disorders and anemia, gastrointestinaldisorders or chronic Amoebic dysentery ,Typhoid and Jaundice.Injury Cause: rubber footwear, synthetic underwear, tight thinghad been reported often to my clinic. In many cases of burns,hypopgmentations occurs. Psoriasis, eczema shall interfere with melanin synthesis in a few patients who reports with whitediscolorations. Long-time in take of certain material medicines is found to produce this pigment disorder. Emotional and physicalstress may precipitate the onset more.The Fungal infections: Tinea alba, Tinea versicolor looks similarto vitiligo patches which requires differential.The typicalappearance of Vitiligo is a milky white de-pigmented spot or spots
Sine and Symptoms:It may vary from a single white spot to multiple spots.The shape too is a variable. In some cases generalizedde-pigmentation observed all over the body. It has a tendency tostart as a single spot and gradually grow in size and number.It may present with a single or several spots on limbs or abdomenor back and then spreading to other parts of the body.Who is affected by vitiligo?About 1 to 2% of people in the world, or 40 to 50 million people,have vitiligo. In the United States alone, 2 to 5 million people havethe disorder.Ninety-five percent of people who have vitiligo develop it beforetheir 40th birthday. The disorder affects all races and both sexesequally.
Diet & Regimen: There are a few instructions for patients regarding theirdiet in vitiligo especially with mention of what they shouldavoid during the treatment of vitiligo. Following are some of our observations based on our clinical experience of treating a large number of patients(clinical observations):•Foods that are excessively sour should be avoided.•The ascorbic acid in sour foods tends to reduce melanin pigmentation. So the patients should restrict their intake of citrus foods.•Non vegetarian foods are also to be avoided as they act as a foreign body to pigment cells.•Flavoured drinks are to be avoided. Artificial colours used
Diet & Regimen:in various food preparations should also be avoided.• Usually small amounts of milk, for example in tea or coffee, do not cause any problems.• If milk is excluded, it should be replaced with low lactose milk or with Soya milk.• Do not take salt, curd, buttermilk, papaya, watermelon, melon etc. with milk.•Please avoid salt as well sweet to improve vitiligo.• To avoid brinjal, gram, rajama. Do not take product of Besan, burger, pizza etc.
Diet & Regimen:• There may not be enough scientific evidence to prove howthese foods worsen vitiligo but our clinical experience hasshown that many patients report worsening of their vitiligofrom these items and hence they are better avoided.• This should be discussed with a dietician to ensure thatthe nutritional balance is maintained.
Is vitiligo inherited?In some cases it is. Vitiligo may be hereditary and run in families. Children whose parents have the disorder are more likely to develop vitiligo. However, most children will not get vitiligo even if a parent has it, and most people with vitiligo do not have afamily history of the disorder.There are a sizable number of inherited disorders associated withvitiligo. To illustrate, they include: albinism of the ocular type,auto immune polyendocrinopathy syndrome, congenital deafnesswith vitiligo and achalasia, dyschromatosis symmetrica hereditaria, ermine phenotype, familial histiocyctic reticulosis, kabuki
HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT:The Homoeopathic remedy selected in every case after such adetailed study is the samarium for the vitiligo patient, which when administered in the correct dose brings about harmony at the constitutional level, stimulating the normal pigmentation andhence induces normal skin colorations. The disease force invitiligo will be eliminated completely from the patients layer-by-layer with the wonderful Homoeopathic Remedy.As a rule, homoeopathy never looks at Vitiligo as a local disease.Vitiligo has been considered as a local expression of a systemdisturbance. As per the classical homoeopathy, we believe inconstitutional prescribing. This calls for individual case studyin every case of Vitiligo. There is no single specific remedy for allthe cases of Vitiligo. The exact treatment is determined only on in-depth evaluation of individual case.
Along with homeopathy treatment following sevenPranayam are very helpful:- Bhastrika pranayam for 5 minutes Kapalbhati pranayam for 15 to 20 minutes Bahya pranayam for 5 minutes Anulom Vilom pranayam for 15 to 20 minutes Bhramari pranayam for 5 minutes Udgeet pranayam for 5 minutes Omkar pranayam for 5 minutes
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