Do you or someone you know have Vitiligo signs & symptoms? Learn how to spot the condition early and begin treating the condition and prevent it from spreading any further.
What is Vitiligo
The term Vitiligo is believed to have been derived from the Latin word Vitium, meaning blemish. Vitiligo has been mentioned as far back as 1200 BC. In this blog, we discuss Vitiligo signs and symptoms as well as different causes and treatments.
Vitiligo manifests as white spots or patches on the skin. These patches are sometimes itchy when they first develop but that is the only symptom associated with Vitiligo. Vitiligo is not a contagious disease and therefore cannot be transmitted.
These white patches can appear anywhere on the body, but the first loss of pigmentation usually appears between the toes and fingers, knees, underarms, face or neck. It can also affect the lips as well as hair including eyebrows, eyelashes, and beard. Even the eyes can sometimes lose their pigmentation.
Patches are different in size and when appearing in only one area, is known as localized Vitiligo. Segmental Vitiligo is when the spots or patches appear on only one side of the body. In rare cases, spots appear all over the body at the same time, and tend to expand into larger patches quickly.
Males and females of any race and any age can develop this condition. This condition affects 1 to 2% of the world’s population. Most of these people will experience the start of Vitiligo between 20 and 40 years of age, and again around 55 to 65 years of age.
The first signs of Vitiligo appear when your Melanocytes are damaged or destroyed. These cells produce melanin which gives our skin its natural skin tone. Therefore the more melanin we produce, the darker our skin tone. Our skin turns white when melanin is not produced.
What Causes Vitiligo
This autoimmune condition is what causes the damage to melanocytes. An autoimmune disease attacks the body’s own healthy cells. Autoimmunity can be a generic condition. In other words, one that is in the genes we inherit from our parents, or grandparents.
Vitiligo normally manifests after the person has suffered from some sort of trauma. Mental stress brought on by the death of a loved one, changing schools or jobs or even moving home can be very traumatic. Vitiligo may also appear after the physical trauma of childbirth. Sunburn, chemical damage, allergies, cuts, and scratches can often trigger Vitiligo.
There are no physical side effects relating to the condition except for the de-pigmented skin. The only side effect of Vitiligo is the embarrassment it causes the patient. This self-consciousness and social stigma lead to anxiety and stress. Unfortunately, stress causes the Vitiligo to spread further and quicker.
Treatment for Vitiligo
Vitiligo Treatment manufactures a range of Vitilox products to successfully treat the Vitiligo condition. Our products include:
- Vitilox Pigmentation Cream to repair the melanocytes and restore pigmentation.
- Vitilox Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid combat stress, repair skin cells and slow down the spread of Vitiligo.
- T-Cell-V’s by Vitilox contain not only all the folic acid and vitamin B’s required but other metallic elements needed to support the immune system, deficient in the Vitiligo sufferer.
- Vitilox PMF is especially for the predisposed patient who has inherited or is wanting to prevent the possible onset of Vitiligo.
- We have also developed Vitilox Lip Balm for patients who experience depigmentation of the lips.
- For a relaxing bath, use Vitilox Bath Salts which besides is a great way to condition your skin.
Patients report astonishing quick pigmentation results when using our Vitilox products. See our case studies and YouTube videos.
Support for Vitiligo Patients
At Vitiligo Treatment, besides our specially-formulated products to treat Vitiligo, we offer support and advise. Your free Vitiligo Assessment, which can be found on our website, is assessed by our trained consultant. They will evaluate your condition, and help you choose the correct product for your treatment going forward.
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