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Vitiligo and Treatment

Ankita is 17 years old. She has white spots on her hands and face. She was so worried about these spots. Due to being under this stress all day, Ankita's mind was not engaged in her studies. She was also cut off from friends. Eventually, the family took her to the skin specialist. The specialist told her that it is Vitiligo, a type of skin disease.

Vitiligo is a type of skin disorder known as leucoderma. In this, the healthy cells of your body are affected. In India, it has been reported to be around 8.8 percent of the population affected by vitiligo. In some patients, the spot is stable, progresses very slowly, while in some cases the disease progresses very rapidly and covers the entire body within a few months. In some cases, the skin color itself has also been rebuilt.

Causes:

When melanocytes start dying in your body, then many white spots start to form on your skin. This condition is also called white leprosy. When the immune system in the body starts harming the body itself, due to which the melanocytes are destroyed.

This can also happen due to the effects of an auto-immune disorder (autoimmune disease) such as auto-immune thyroid disorder or type-1 diabetes.

It usually affects the parts of the body that are exposed to direct sunlight, the face, hands, and wrists.

The exact cause of vitiligo is not yet known, although it appears to be the result of a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Heredity may be an important cause of vitiligo, as vitiligo has been seen to progress in some families.

Symptoms

If the color of the skin starts getting lighter and the hair of that part also starts turning white, then understand that there is a white spot (vitiligo). Although there is no itching or pain and sensitivity remains on these spots, but sweating and excessive heat conditions can cause irritation.

 

Treatment

Consult a skin specialist or dermatologist in case of vitiligo. In today's time, there are many options available in medicine, with the help of which treatment of vitiligo can be done. Doctors treat vitiligo with the help of medicines, surgery, or therapy. It helps to prevent the spread of white spots and bring back the color of the skin. Apart from medical treatment, proper diet is also very important in preventing the spread of vitiligo.

Visit Mayom Hospital and meet a Skin specialist in Gurugram. He is well recognized for their latest facilities to diagnose and treat diseases.



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