What is Vitiligo? Causes of Vitiligo

What is Vitiligo

It is a skin related disease also known as "leucoderma", which means white skin. Vitiligo is a common disorder of depigmentation, which occurs due to retarded production of melanin in the skin. Melanin is a pigment produced by melanocytes, which are the cells located in the outer layer of the skin called epidermis. Melanin gives color to the skin and also protects it from ultraviolet rays. When… Continue reading

Vitiligo Symptoms, Clinical Features, Diagnosis

Vitiligo Symptoms

  • Initially, discoloration takes place in small spots on different parts of the skin exposed to sun and open atmosphere. In the beginning the patches are not very prominent but gradually become white and easily noticeable. Such white patches may appear on any part of the body but are more common on the lips, face and neck, back of hands and wrists, lower abdomen and thighs.

Risk Factors of Vitiligo, Social Issues

Vitiligo (leucoderma) is neither painful nor dangerous for life. It is considered a harmless disease. Some practitioners tend to not call it a disease at all but it certainly has social issues connected with it.

  • The affected person need not feel the health at risk unless he/she has some other disease. Vitiligo by itself does not pose any threat to a healthy living or free mobility. In

Vitiligo Treatment

The very first and valid question is, "Is vitiligo curable"?

The answer is "YES, it is curable" There are lots of healing systems being used in the world today but every system does not have the capability to cure every disease. Each has its merits, demerits, limitations and capabilities. If one medical system does not offer effective cure for a particular disease, that does not mean that other treatment… Continue reading

How Vitiligo should be treated

Vitiligo is a tedious disease that needs very careful handling. It should not be and cannot be treated by using the medicines on guess work. If it were that simple, every one would have been cured. For correct treatment, the physician must understand the mechanics involved in the treatment. This is very important. In the absence of such understanding the treatment is not very likely to succeed.