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Sep, 2016

Who often suffers from Vitiligo

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Vitiligo can start at any age, but most often appears before age 20. The disorder affects all races and both sexes equally, however, it is more noticeable in people with dark skin.

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Sep, 2016

People who can get affected by Vitiligo

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Vitiligo is a serious skin disorder which affects millions of men, women and even children of all ages and ethnicities worldwide. However, there are a few factors which can put one at a higher risk of developing this skin disorder. They are as follows: Individuals who have a blood relative who has vitiligo. Individuals who have a blood relative who has suffered from an autoimmune disease. Individuals who suffer from…

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Sep, 2016

Causes of Vitiligo

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The cause is not known. Vitiligo may be an autoimmune disease. These diseases happen when your immune system mistakenly attacks some part of your own body. In vitiligo, the immune system may destroy the melanocytes in the skin. It…

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Sep, 2016

Symptoms of Vitiligo

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Normally, the color of hair, skin and eyes is determined by melanin. Vitiligo occurs when the cells that produce melanin die or stop functioning. Vitiligo signs include: Skin discoloration Premature whitening of the hair, eyelashes, eyebrows or beard (usually before age 35) Loss of color in the tissues that line the inside of your mouth and nose (mucous membranes) Loss of or change in color of the inner layer of…

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Sep, 2016

What Is Vitiligo?

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It is a condition in which the pigment is lost from areas of the skin, causing whitish patches, often with no clear cause. It causes the loss of skin color in blotches. The extent and rate of color loss…

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