Vitiligo or Leucoderma is a pigmentation disease in which melanocytes (the cells which make pigment) in the skin are destroyed leading to white skin & white spots. As a result, white spots appear on the skin in several parts of the body. Similar patches also appear on both mucous membranes (tissues, which line the inside of the mouth & nose), & the retina (inner layer of the eyeball). The hair that grows in areas affected by Vitiligo sometimes turns white. The most extensively accepted view is that depigmentation occurs because Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease – a disease in which the person’s immune system reacts against the body’s own organs & tissues.
What is Vitiligo?
How Common is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo affects 2% of the population worldwide, and it is estimated that 65 million people in the world are presently struggling with vitiligo. Out of this 65 million, 20-35% of patients are children. In India, vitiligo affects 0.25-2.5% of people. 20% of people with vitiligo likely have at least one close relative who might struggle with the same condition.
Timely Treatment is Possible with Early Diagnosis!
Do you have these symptoms?
- Patchy loss of skin color that usually first appears on the hands, face, & areas around body openings & genitals
- Premature whitening & graying of the hair on your scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, or beard
- Loss of skin tone or color in the tissues that line the inside of your mouth & nose (mucous membranes)
What are the Types of Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder and has various types, and it is characterized as per its severity and the affected area of the body. Some of them are as follows:
Generalized: This is the most typical type of vitiligo that affects people worldwide. In this condition, vitiligo forms in various parts of the body.
Segmental: This type of vitiligo affects one side or a part of the body, such as the hands, legs, and face.
Mucosal: This type of vitiligo affects the mucous membranes of the mouth and may also affect the genitals.
Focal: This type of vitiligo is rare in which macules form up in small areas of the body and do not spread quickly.
Trichome: In this type of vitiligo, the area of the body gets affected with white or colorless patches, which then extend out to a lighter pigmentation, and eventually, the normal skin appears.
Universal: This is another type of rare vitiligo that affects 80% of the skin.
What are the Causes of Vitiligo?
The causes of Vitiligo are associated with many known and unknown factors. However, the known factors directly affect melanocytes’ production, causing skin pigmentation disorders. Some of them are:
Around 30% of vitiligo cases are inherited through genetics. This means Vitiligo caused by genetics is due to two or more abnormal genes.
In this factor, small molecules that maintain the brain activity are released through defective nerve endings, which causes toxicity to the outer skin layer, ultimately leading to Vitiligo.
The development of Vitiligo due to an autoimmune disorder causes the immune system to develop antibodies that destroy melanocytes.
Self-destruction In this case, Vitiligo is caused when melanocytes destroy themselves.
Complications of Vitiligo
Generally, people who struggle with vitiligo have good health, but they are at a higher risk of developing autoimmune diseases such as:
- Alopecia areata
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Thyroid Disease
- Pernicious Anemia
When struggling with vitiligo, autoimmune disease is one side of the complications they all go through. They also face various other problems such as:
- Psychological or Social issues
- Skin Cancer
- Hearing Loss
- Treatment side effects such as itching
- Swelling and irritation of the eyes
Vitiligo? Live healthy with Ayurveda
Its holistic approach to a patient makes Ayurveda unique and highly effective in the treatment of most diseases that are not cured by another system of medicines. Unlike modern medicine, Ayurveda treats the individual and not merely the disease. It takes a holistic view of health, emphasizing a balanced diet, physical fitness, healthy lifestyle, hygiene, and body care for a disease-free, long, and healthy life. Basically, herbal extracts are used for prompt and fast healing. Ayurveda is the best option for vitiligo treatment because of its neutrality, permanency in results, no side effects, and uniqueness to deal with many diseases which are not being treated by other systems of medicines.
Unlike other treatment processes that jump straight to symptom management, Ayurveda plans to address the root cause of the disease. It begins by detoxifying the body so that medicines can work better toward treating the actual root cause of the disease.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Vitiligo at SRIAAS
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Right diagnosis by the Best Ayurveda Doctors at SRIAAS always steers a treatment in the right direction, which in turn paves the way for healing. To ensure this, we do not miss out on any details that can either help find the breakthrough or render treatment ineffective. We have adopted the unique diagnostic approach that is a perfect amalgam of 74+ years old Ayurvedic Techniques & State-of-the-Art Technology.
At SRIAAS, our panel of experts has refined knowledge that makes Vitiligo treatment results more successful. We use herbal, safe, & effective medicines that work on the immunity of the patient & help melanocytes to produce melanin for an even tone of the skin. As Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder, we focus on the medical history of the patient & prepare customized diet plans & medicine for every individual patient.
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