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VITILIGO

Vitiligo Or Leucoderma Or White sport on Skin:

Vitiligo call leucoderma. Leuco means white and derma means skin. Its call skin white.About 2 to 4 percent of the worldís population, or as many as 165 million people, has vitiligo. 1 to 2 million people have the disorder of skin pigmentations . Half the people who have vitiligo develop it before age 18; most develop it before their 45th birthday.

The disorder affects both sexes and all races equally; however, it is more noticeable in people with dark skin. Vitiligo seems to be somewhat more common in people with certain autoimmune diseases, including hyperthyroidsm , adrenocortical insufficiency (the adrenal gland does not produce enough of the hormone called corticosteroid),í vitamin B12. Scientists do not know the reason for the association between vitiligo and these autoimmune diseases. However, most people with vitiligo have no other autoimmune disease.

Vitiligo may also be hereditary; that is, it can run in families. Children whose parents have the disorder are more likely to develop vitiligo. In fact, 30 percent of people with vitiligo have a family member with the disease. However, only 5 to 7 percent of children will get vitiligo even if a parent has it, and most people with vitiligo do not have a family history of the disorder.

Varying from a single white spot to multiples spots. In some cases generalized de-pigmentation observed all over the body. Some cases showing affection of the muco-cutaneous junctions such as finger-tips, corners of the mouth, around eyes.

Causes of Vitiligo

There are no definite causes identified for the development of vitiligo. It is considered as an autoimmune problem which attacks the pigment skins.

  • In some people stress or illness acts as a triggering factor.
  • According to scientists heredity may be a factor as there is increased incidence in vitiligo in people with a family history of vitiligo.
  • People with family or personal history of endocrine diseases or connective tissue diseases are also prone to develop vitiligo. These include thyroid diseases, Addisonís disease, pernicious anemia, alopecia areata.

Symptoms Of Vitiligo

  • The most prominent symptom of vitiligo is the de-pigmented patches on the skin.
  • The de-pigmented patches are more common in the areas of the body that exposed to the sun such as arms, face, lips, hands and feet.
  • The less common symptoms include premature whitening or graying of the hair, eyelashes, eyebrows and beard.
  • Loss of color of the mucous membranes lining the inside of the mouth is also seen in some affected people.
  • There will be changes in the color of the retina.
Though there is no permanent remedy for vitiligo the home remedies for vitiligo helps to improve the appearance of the skin and to reduce the speed of progression of the disease.

Appearance and Duration of Treatment

Vitiligo generally appears in one of three patterns:

  • Focal Pattern -- depigmentation limited to one or only a few areas
  • Segmental Pattern -- depigmented patches that develop on one side of the body
  • Generalized Pattern -- the most common pattern. Depigmentation occurs symmetrically on both sides of the body.

In addition to white patches on the skin, people with vitiligo may have premature graying of the scalp hair, eyelashes, eyebrows, and beard. People with dark skin may notice a loss of color inside their

Those cases of recent origin respond much better than ones, which are more than 10 years old duration. Children and young people have shown better results in our experience.

The diagnosis of vitiligo is made based on a physical examination, medical his Perform a physical exam, looking carefully at the affected skin and laboratory examinations.

A doctor will likely suspect vitiligo if you report (or the physical examination reveals) white patches of skin on the body-particularly on sun-exposed areas, including the hands, feet, arms, face, and lips. If vitiligo is suspected, the doctor will ask about your medical history.

Important factors in the diagnosis include a family history of vitiligo; a rash, sunburn, or other skin trauma that occurred at the site of vitiligo 2 to 3 months before depigmentation started

Vitiligo being a chronic and long-standing disorder, it takes time to Show results. Larger and older spots take longer time. Exact time cannot be predicted. However, improvement begins within 4 to 8 weeks in most cases. The length of treatment should be considered as over 6 months to one year or more.

Homeopathic Treatment for Leucoderma / vitiligo

As a rule, homoeopathy never looks at Vitiligo as a local disease. Vitiligo has been considered as a local expression of a system disturbance. As per the classical homoeopathy, we believe in constitutional prescribing. This calls for individual case study in every case of Vitiligo. There is no Single specific remedy for all the cases of Vitiligo. The exact treatment is determined only on in-depth evaluation of individual case.

Natural Treatment:

  • Some vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes have been reported to restore skin color in people who have vitiligo.
  • Most have not been studied, so there is no evidence to support these treatments and no knowledge of possible side effects.
  • Ginkgo biloba, an herb, has been studied in a clinical trial. Results from this trial indicate that the herb may restore skin color and stop vitiligo from worsening.
  • In the ginkgo biloba trial, 10 patients given ginkgo biloba had noticeable or complete return of skin color. Two patients taking the placebo (contains no active ingredient) also had noticeable or complete return of skin color.
  • Because some patients taking the placebo regained their skin color, more study is needed.

Homeopathy Approach treatment for Vitiligo

Homeopathy treats the person as a whole.

  • It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition.
  • The homeopathic medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc. it helps in preventing the progress of disease and preventing any complications.
  • A miasmatic tendency (predisposition/susceptibility) is also often taken into account for the treatment of chronic conditions.
  • Homeopathic medicines given below indicate the therapeutic affinity but this is not a complete and definite guide to the treatment of this condition.
  • The symptoms listed against each homeopathy medicine may not be directly related to this disease because in homeopathy general symptoms and constitutional indications are also taken into account for selecting a remedy.

Tip Remedies For Vitiligo :

  1. Sun Protection use Screen
  2. Cosmetic Cover Ups
  3. Protect from injury and Cuts
  4. PUVA Treatment
  5. Turmeric And Mustard Oil
  6. Drink Water Stored In Copper Vessel
  7. Radish and vit. C, and E take more
  8. Oil for Psoralen
  9. Psoralen Oil And Ginger mix
  10. Mama Cadela Roots
  11. Ginkgo Biloba
  12. Sweet Basil Leaves
  13. Red Clay And Ginger Mixture
  14. Psoralen Powder With Coconut Oil
  15. Take Balance diet.
  16. DO and Donít for patient and Give Special Natural Diet
  17. Vit- E take form of Walnuts

Testimonial cases cure vitiligo:

  1. My daughter age 15 years. We stay usa and she is multiple white sport on various part of body. I take lots of Allopathic medicine but sports are spred day by day and side effect for medicine. Then my relative, refer Dr.Harshad Raval MD homeopath, we shone his site : www.homeopathyonline.in and contact him, we take more than 24 month homeopathy treatment, all sport gone and Thank to Dr.Ravl . Megna Patel
  2. My 11 years son suffering from vitiligo around eye, I read article writarn by Dr Harshad Raval in Gujarat samachar. He is regular columnist in newspaper. Then I visit him his consulting rooms, He take long case history and start treatment, begin time result is slow then perfect cure whiting around with in 4 month, Itís a miracle. Homeopathic medicine we make fane. I recommend to my family and relatives.

    Dr Raval Treat in 28 years homeopathic experience, treat more than 16000 patient for vitiligo among them cure 40 to 65 % get good result. Mr . S. Sanker

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