What Causes Vitiligo To Spread?

Causes that lead Vitiligo to spread are varied and can be controlled rarely. But most of the times the spread starts suddenly after a halt of few days.  We consult to more than 10,000 clients every year with vitiligo from over 108 countries. We understand the mental anguish and anxiety a patients especially a child goes through if suffering from vitiligo. And we can help you understand what causes vitiligo to spread?

Vitiligo usually begins as small white irregular patches that grow very slowly — over months to years. Pigment may occasionally return, but usually the white patches continue to spread, and if left untreated, may involve extensive areas of the skin. Vitiligo doesn’t itch or hurt, and most people with the condition are generally healthy, but they may be upset about the appearance of their skin.

The long-term state where the skin begins dropping its pigment, in which skin will end up patches and converted to light white color and look in various areas of the human body. The hair on the skin and internal areas of the nose and mouth also convert into light white colour. Primarily the stains start on the outer region of the skin that’s exposed to sun. Based on Wikipedia, nearly 1 percent of the world population affected by Vitiligo.

What Causes Vitiligo To Spread?

Vitiligo is caused by the lack of a pigment called melanin in the skin. Melanin is produced by skin cells called melanocytes, and it gives your skin its colour. In vitiligo, there are not enough working melanocytes to produce enough melanin in your skin. This causes white patches to develop on your skin or hair.

It depends on the form of vitiligo. So-called “focal” vitiligo (patches on one or a few areas) and “segmented” vitiligo (patches on one side of the body) generally don’t spread. But “generalized” vitiligo – often does spread. Sometimes the patches spread slowly, sometimes fast. There’s some evidence that physical and emotional stress can contribute to the spread.

Diet for vitiligo prevention

While there’s no officially prescribed “vitiligo diet,” the best nutritional steps that you can take include eating a healthy diet full of good nutrients and drinking lots of water. And, as with any autoimmune disorder, you may benefit from immune system-boosting foods that contain phytochemicals, beta-carotene, and antioxidants.

Here are some foods that people with vitiligo have cited as helpful for their condition:

  • bananas
  • apples
  • leafy greens, such as kale or romaine lettuce
  • chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans
  • root vegetables, especially beets, carrots, and radishes
  • figs and dates.

Visit a Welling Clinic near you for a detailed evaluation and to consult our specialist. Our specially developed Homeopathy treatment for vitiligo, helps in getting faster cure from vitiligo.

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