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Vitiligo - A Treatment Guide For It!

Dr. Ankur Kumar 94% (7667 ratings)
B.A.M.S, Diploma In Nutrition & Health Education (DNHE, PG Diploma In Hospital Managment
Ayurveda, Delhi  •  8 years experience
Vitiligo - A Treatment Guide For It!

Vitiligo or Leucoderma is a genetic disorder triggered due to mental stress and constipation. Leucoderma or vitiligo is called Shivitra kushta according to Ayurveda and is caused due to defect in brajak pitta. Brajak pitta is color forming agent in body and defect in formation of brajak pitta causes vitiligo. There are many causes, which can trigger vitiligo other than stress and genetics.

Reasons behind vitiligo

Vitiligo is a caused by when there is a loss of pigment, which is melanin. The melanin is responsible for giving color to the skin. But there are times when the pigment is destructed, which will result in vitiligo. This is condititon which can affect anybody, but the affects are visible more in people who have dark colored skin. 

There are certain food combinations like taking milk and sour fruits together can trigger vitiligo. Also, using excessive salty food and meat products with milk can trigger disease. Deficiency of copper and vitamin B12 can trigger this disease. So treatment of vitiligo is done taking in account many factors.

Toxins produced in the body are neutralized using herbal medicines, which helps in stopping the spread of disease. External herbal application containing Wrightia Tinctoria help in repigmentation on white skin. According to modern science steroids are used in pulse therapy where steroids are used 2 times a week.

This also prevents the disease from spreading. In some severe cases integration of allopathic and Ayurveda is key to success.

There are few important points which vitiligo patients should always take in account, such as:

  1. When disease is spreading sitting in sun for prolonged period can trigger the spread.
  2. Using Brinjal and raw tomatoes and excess of vitamin C is not good.
  3. Irregular lifestyle is a trigger along with alcohol. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
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