What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a skin disorder that causes patches of white skin to appear on different parts of the body. It can occur in anyone, and affects all races and both genders equally. Worldwide, about 100 million people suffer from this condition and its prevalence in the United States is estimated to be around 1%.
What Causes Vitiligo?
In vitiligo, the cells responsible for giving the skin’s its color (the melanocytes) are destroyed, hence the appearance of white patches. There may be several factors that can cause these cells to be destroyed, and sometimes the exact cause is unknown. It is believed that vitiligo may be an autoimmune disease, which causes the immune system to start attacking the melanocytes. It can also arise due to a disorder in the melanocytes themselves, causing them to trigger pathways that result in ‘cell suicide’. Some researchers also believe that sunburn and chronic stress can cause vitiligo.
Treatment for vitiligo is still a highly-researched and changing area. Treatment will depend on the extent of the condition, and usually how much the patient can afford, as many of the treatments for Vitiligo are extremely expensive. Even the most specialized treatments for Vitiligo are not always effective and sometimes there are some negative side effects.
Some doctors recommend steroids for Vitiligo treatment and some choose to go with skin grafting. The downside about skin grafting however is that sometimes this causes skin trauma.
Due to the pharmaceutical and medical industry’s wide-reaching influence and the money involved for all health professionals who deal with vitiligo, very few are willing to publicize findings that vitiligo can indeed be treated naturally, safely, and extremely cheaply cheaply at home.
One of these few medical researchers who dares to go against the current is Michael Dawson, a UK-based researcher and certified nutritionist who has done a lot of work to try to make these findings available to people all over the world. He recently released the Natural Vitiligo Treatment System which is available online for everyone. This system helps to cure vitiligo holistically. If you are interested in this program you can check it out here.