Vitiligo is the disease of pigment cell of skin. Pigment cells also called melanocytes or melanin get lost in certain area, and result of this is vitiligo. It is very common in India and Mexico compare to other countries.
Symptoms of vitiligo:
- White patches on certain skin area.
- Patches are prominent on sun exposed area like face, wrist, and hands.
- Patches are initially small in size but later, they grow in size and changes their shape too.
- Patches can also notice around the body orifices like mouth, eyes, genitalia, nostrils and navel.
- Pale patches are common on extremities.
Causes of vitiligo:
Certain hormones such as Thyroid hormones or Melanocyte Stimulating hormone may be responsible for vitiligo.
Vitiligo is maybe an autoimmune disease, melanocytes cell fights among themselves leading to destruction of melanin. Some people think that it happened in the response of mental stress or injury.
Genetic element is the strong factor for vitiligo.
There are 2 important process which causes vitiligo:
- There is a difficulty in melanin production hence no color formation of the skin.
- There is a destruction of melanin cells from certain area, causes loss of skin color which leading to vitiligo.
Homeopathy treatment help in melanin formation by improving immunity and by stimulating melanocytes to produce melanin. Vitiligo which cause by mental stress is best treated by homeopathy.
Homeopathic medicine for vitiligo increases the natural production of Melanin. The prescription based on the patient’s mental stress level, family history of the disease, his constitution etc.